KLITCH Your Knits!

KLITCH collage

3-6 class hours.

Knotting, Lacing, Inlay, Twining, Couching (faux), Hemstitching: amp up your knitting with these 6 afterthought embellishing techniques! That single skein of pretty sitting in your stash can add pizzazz to plain knitting (hand-made or store-bought!), lace in a waist taper, or cover up an extended edging. You will practice all these techniques in class, as well as get ideas for using and extending them. Come learn to KLITCH!


  • 70 yds worsted (#4) plain yarn in 1 color (A); 50 yds in complementary multi-color or handpaint (B). Small amounts of embellishing yarns such as narrow ribbon, thick-n-thin single-spuns, handpaints.
  • Knitting needles in appropriate size  for yarns.
  • Tapestry/yarn needle with LARGE eye
  • Crochet hook (same size as needles)


Finished homework swatch.

Finished homework swatch.

With A, cast on 30 stitches.
Rows 1-16 Knit 4 rows; work 12 rows stockinette stitch.
Rows 17, 20-21 [P2, k2] to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 18-19, 22 [K2, p2] to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 23-4 Work 2 rows stockinette.
Rows 25-44 [Knit 4 rows; work 4 rows stockinette] twice; knit 4 rows.
Row 45 Purl.
Row 46 Knit.
Rows 47-60  [Work 2 rows seed stitch, 2 rows stockinette st] 3 times; work 2 rows stockinette.
Rows 61-68 [Work 2 rows seed stitch, 2 rows stockinette] 2 times.
Rows 69-80 Knit 4 rows; work 4 rows stockinette; knit 4 rows.
Row 81 K1, [wrap yarn around the needle twice between stitches, k1] to last stitch.
Row 82 Dropping yarnovers off needle, knit (tug so extra length goes into stitches).
Row 83-86 Knit.
Row 87 Purl.
Row 88 Knit.
Row 89 K1, [yo, k2tog] to last stitch, k1.
Row 90-91 Knit.
Row 92 Purl.
Row 93-94 Knit.
Rows 95-100 Repeat Rows 89-94 once.
Bind off; block swatch.

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