Darn It All! (2 hours)
Tuesday, September 12, 11am-1pm • $30
Teacher: Sara Keim
Have you ever lost a sock to wear and tear? Do you have a sweater with worn elbows languishing in your drawer? Or maybe a favorite scarf that a mouse found and gave 4/5 stars on Yelp, saying that the scarf was tasty, but the atmosphere of your closet was a bit stuffy.
In this class, we will evaluate three basic methods for mending holes in knitwear and look at samples that need mending provided by the teacher. We will cover the pros and cons of each method, and look into which one to use for the sock, the sweater elbow, and the scarf. Students are asked to bring any questions they have and one project that requires mending. Together we'll consider the best approach to mend the garments brought to class.
Prerequisites: Participants should be knitters or menders who need help making sound repairs.
Homework: Participants should bring along a 7x7” stockinette square (*knit one row, purl one row, repeat from *), knit from their skein of Shepherd’s Wool.
• One skein of light-colored Shepherd’s Wool Worsted, purchased from Spun
• Knitted swatch (see homework, above)
• Darning or tapestry needle
• Paper and pencil
Maximum number of participants: 7