Save Our Stitches: Fixing Lace Knitting Mistakes DVD


Item: W0353R


Mistakes happen. The beautiful thing is that they can be fixed! Don’t let a little misstep derail that dazzling project; join knitting guru Laura Nelkin and leave those lace woes behind! During class, you’ll learn to avoid lace knitting mistakes before they even happen, and what your stitches should look like, so you can identify mistakes sooner rather than later. Laura will cover common mistakes such as dropped stitches and teach you how to correct them, whether on the needles or after the fact. Plus, Laura teaches you to fix mistakes in increases, decreases and beyond and helps you understand which mistakes are worth fixing and which should just be left alone.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Understand Your Knitting (25:59)
The first step to fixing mistakes is knowing how to read your knitting. Gain confidence identifying the orientation and type of stitches in your work and matching them up with the chart. Then, practice unknitting stitches to return to a problem area. In addition, Laura offers insights into when it’s best to leave a mistake.

Dropped Stitches (17:17)
Discover simple ways to fix dropped stitches in your lace work before they unravel too far. You’ll gain expert tips on rescuing stitches that have fallen off close to the needle — or multiple rows down. Plus, learn how to identify dropped stitches and fix them when they’re farther back in the work.

Missed Increases (29:27)
Identify and repair a variety of missed increases in single- and double-sided lace. Laura demonstrates easy techniques for picking up yarn overs. Then, find out what to do if you miss a knit into the front and back of a stitch. Made a mistake with a multiple increase? Get back on track with Laura’s guidance.

Missed Decreases (28:02)
Focus on fixing the missed decreases in your work with Laura’s tips and tricks! Discover a variety of techniques for getting both a knit two together and a slip slip knit into your work. In addition, you’ll get in-depth instruction on fixing a missed double decrease.

Lace Surgery (29:52)
Pull from the skills you’ve learned to practice fixing bigger mistakes. Laura breaks down the process into easy-to-manage steps, showing you how to rip back stitches, then rebuild single- and double-sided lace. Plus, learn how to troubleshoot other common issues as Laura analyzes two student projects.

Mistake Prevention (19:26)
Learn valuable skills that will help prevent you from making lace knitting mistakes in the first place. Laura shares tips for placing stitch markers in your work to keep track of repeating patterns. You’ll also see how to add lifelines to safeguard your projects from any type of mistake.

Your Instructor

Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for knitting indoors. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn’t looked back. Today, she finds herself fascinated with beads and lace. Laura teaches all over the country, runs mystery knit-alongs and has her own line of knitting kits and self-published patterns. You can find them online, as well as in her book, “Knockout Knits.”


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Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
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