The Art of Mending: Knitwear (July 3rd or Aug 7th) with Daniela Steine - Ritual Dyes Skip to main content

The Art of Mending: Knitwear (July 3rd or Aug 7th) with Daniela Steiner


You, or your friend, spent all that time knitting a sweater, and then the moths got into it. But don't despair! You are a creative and resourceful person. You can darn it. 

You will look at three different darning techniques that all use a blanket stitch as their base. Pick your favorite or practice all three!

You might not have time to finish a whole project, but you will leave with the knowledge and enthusiasm to continue at home.

No knitting experience required, but a little sewing experience might help.


Class Time

Wednesday, July 3rd from 6 - 8 pm


Wednesday, August 7th from 6 - 8 pm


Materials (not included)

  • Please bring one (or more) knit items to darn*
  • Appropriate yarn and needle. (Daniela will provide some yarn and needles to use during the class)
  • Snips
  • You might also like to have a darning mushroom (or an orange) and a crochet hook (in case you leave too short of a tail to weave in)

No knitting experience required, but a little sewing experience might help.


    Examine your socks and sweaters to find thin spots and holes - please make sure all yarn is clean and free of pests before bringing into the shop - we suggest storing your items in the freezer for a day.

    If you don't have anything to darn, or if you want some practice before you tackle that special sweater, you can knit a swatch or two. But even if knitting a swatch is no big deal for you, might as well practice on a sock.

    * These techniques are good for your bulky sweater, your merino base layer, and everything between. I recommend practicing on socks- the heel and toe always wear out, but they don't need to be beautiful because no one will see them (unless you are super proud of your work and keep removing your shoes to show off.)

    You can darn a hole or a thin spot.

    ** pick yarn that matches the garment (weight, fiber content, and washing instructions) and a needle that matches the yarn and the garment. For most hand knits, a regular yarn needle is perfect. For commercial knits that are very tight (like your smart wool socks) a sharp darning needle will work better. For very fine knits (like a merino base layer) I like to use an embroidery needle.


    Daniela started mending because sewing is more fun than trying to find new pants that fit. She also teaches trapeze, and she really loves vegetables.

    Cancellation Policy

    Classes require a minimum of 3 students. An emailed notification of cancellation will be sent 2 days before the class if the minimum is not met. In the case of shop cancellation, all registered students will be refunded the class fee. Any additional fees including materials and the shipping of materials are non-refundable. Student cancellations, missed classes or no-shows can not be refunded, exchanged or transferred.


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