Yes, the humble darning needle. That, and its friend Kitchener Stitch (a.k.a. darning), strikes fear into the heart of many a knitter.
I'm trying to remove a bit of that fear by developing a class about the many ways this wonderful tool can enhance your knitting. I talk about it a little bit in my Beyond Basic Sock Skills class, but I feel it really needs its own class.
The topics are, in no particular order:
- Swiss darning (a.k.a. duplicate stitch)
- Kitchener stitch (a.k.a. darning or Why People Hate Finishing Top-Down Socks)
- darning to repair stockinette stitch
- darning to repair other types of knitting
Am I leaving anything out?