My Favourite Things


Favourite Things is an ever-expanding treasury of Mary Pat’s knitting insight

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Instructor – Mary Pat McDonald

Level – Advanced Beginner and Up

Class Description – MP’s Favourite Things is an ever-expanding treasury of knitting insight – shortcuts, refinements, best practices, unventions and neat little tips. There are so many ways to tweak our favourite pursuit to make it easier and better-constructed. The list is long, so we’ll practise as many as time allows and you’ll take the complete list home.

You will learn –

  • How to read your knitting and form more even stitches
  • How to smooth edges for scarves (other than garter stitch)
  • How to do a long-tail cast on for ribbing, or with Right Side as next row
  • How to tidy, jogless stripes ribbed in the round
  • How to work cables without a cable needle; counting rows between cable crosses
  • How to knit back backwards
  • How to do about 40 more manoeuvres and tidbits…

Bring – Light-coloured, worsted-weight, smooth yarn; a selection of appropriate needles; stitch markers and typical knitter’s tool-box items.

Homework – none.