New Hours! We are now open from 10am - 6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We still close at 3pm on other days of the week and are closed on Sundays. New Hours! We are now open from 10am - 6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We still close at 3pm on other days of the week and are closed on Sundays.

Address

 541 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine 04032

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207-869-5280

Shop Hours as of 11/30/20

Monday - Tuesday: 10am to 3pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Closed Sunday

Suspended Until Further Notice

Help Sessions
Wednesday: 10am-12pm
Thursday: 3-5pm
$15 per session

Open Knit Sessions
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm
Thursday: 5pm - 8pm

  • Fixing Knitting Mistakes

    Fixing Knitting Mistakes
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    Fixing Knitting Mistakes

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    1 - Fixing a Dropped Stitch in Stockinette

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    This explains how to pick up a dropped stitch if you are working in stockinette stitch.

     

    2 - Fixing a Dropped Stitch in Garter Stitch

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    This explains how to pick up a dropped stitch when you're working in garter stitch.

     

    3 - Tinking

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    This video shows you how to "knit" backwards (tink is knit spelled backwards). This technique allows you to take out stitches one by one and gives you more control over taking out stitches.

     

    4 - Reading Your Knitting: Knit vs. Purl Stitches

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    This video shows you how to read the stitches in your knitting.

     

    5 - Reading Your Knitting: Using a Row Counter

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    This video shows you how to read the rows in your knitting and why you want to use a row counter.

     

    6 - Changing a Knit to a Purl

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    This video shows you how to change a knit stitch into a purl stitch, even if it was far back in your work.

     

    7 - Fixing Loose Stitches and Snags

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    This video will help you fix any loose stitches and snags in your work so you end up with a tidy piece of finished work.

     

    8 - Recovering a Dropped Cast-On Stitch

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    This video will help you recover part of your cast-on if a stitch ends up slipping off the needle.

     

    9 - Removing a Bind Off Row

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    This video will show you how to remove a bind off row if you want to redo it, take out a few rows of work or add more length. 

     

    10 - Advanced Tinking

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    This video will show you how to tink over a more complicated stitch pattern such as a cable.

     

    Looking for help fixing a mistake you don’t see here? Email us with suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.