Monday, 8 September 2014

Knitting Confessions #2

There are certain things that I feel it's probably quite important to know in knitting once you've got the basic stitches sorted...for example what the RS and WS is of your fabric, how to tell a knit stitch from a purl stitch, how to read your stitches and how to fix basic mistakes in your knitting. 

Now, I feel pretty confident with most of those aside from the fact that whenever I need to fix a mistake in garter stitch I end up doing it in stockinette stitch. Sadly I have no real excuse apart from laziness for not learning the technique properly I suppose. On occasion I've fluked it and fixed a dropped garter stitch correctly but most of the time I end up with a little line of stockinette stitch...which more often than not stays there because:

a) nobody looks closely enough to notice and 
b) I can live with it! 

There is a fixing knitting mistakes class on craftsy that I'm tempted to enroll in so if you have any reviews I'd love to hear them! 

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  1. I'm horrible at fixing mistakes in my knitting, especially lace. I usually just let it go because you're right, no one but me will ever notice.

  2. Agreed, I usually call my mistakes and bad fixes, "Design Elements." It makes it your own :)

    1. I often use the term 'design element' too! :-)