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!

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; follow written instructions, simple stitch patterns, incs/decs, yarn overs.


  • 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 yarn A
  • Two tapestry/yarn needles 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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