Online Class

Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes


Become a more confident, capable knitter as you learn to recognize and remedy any knitting mistake you make.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including patterns for practice swatches
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Ann Budd
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Mistakes are a part of knitting, but you can learn how to fix them with knitwear designer and author Ann Budd. Discover what your stitches should look like so you can catch issues early. Get an overview of counting rows and reading charts to minimize the number of problems you might run into. Read your knitting to easily find your place after you've put your knitting aside. Fix mistakes in stockinette stitch, textured stitches, lace and cable patterns, whether the stitches are still on your needles or even if you've bound off. Rip out rows safely and securely when necessary and ensure that all of your stitches get back on the needles properly. Take the mystique out of mistakes to finish flawless projects.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Identifying Stitches
Meet your instructor, Ann Budd, author of more than a dozen popular knitting books and former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Learn how to identify different kinds of stitches in your knitting, read a chart and understand the importance of correct stitch mount.
2. Counting Rows
3. Finding Your Place
4. Mistakes in Basic Stitches
5. Edge Stitches
6. Laddering Down in Lace
7. Ripping Out
8. Fixes After Bind-Off & Avoiding Mistakes

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn for practice swatches
  • Double-pointed needles
  • Cable needle

Taught by

Ann Budd
Ann Budd
Ann Budd learned to knit as a child after her father brought her family to the German-speaking part of Switzerland during a one-year sabbatical. She went on to study science in college and ended up with a master's degree in geology. Through it all, she continued to knit and eventually switched careers to become an editorial assistant for Handwoven magazine at Interweave Press. Today, she's a book editor, knitwear designer and the author of the best-selling Knitter's Handy Book series.
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