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Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Mini Tip Tutorial - Fixing Lace Mistakes

We all make mistakes! One of the most important things to learn when you learn to knit is to learn to fix your mistakes and to read your knitting. 

Last week I discovered I had made a mistake in my knitting. I'd missed out two rows of the stitch pattern. It was only the diamond motif in my pattern so it wasn't the complete row, only a few sections. I had a choice: I could either rip back four rows and re-knit it completely or I could just unpick each section and re-knit it. I decided the second option would be quicker and I filmed what I did.

Above is what my knitting looked like with the four rows unravelled and the stitches loose. In the video I show you how to unpick the stitches without dropping the loops like in the above picture and how to re-knit them.

You can also watch the video here.

I do recommend practicing fixing mistakes like this so when it happens and you need to fix a mistake for real, you've got the confidence to try it. Yes, there's a risk you mess up but if you do, you just unravel it all and re-knit it. It's not the end of the world!

Of course if you put regular lifelines in, you've got less to worry about because if you do mess it up, you can just unravel to the lifeline and re-knit. I've put a list of previous tutorials below which includes a tutorial on using lifeines.

I've got lots of tutorials on my Tutorials page, but these may interest you in relation to today's topic:

Please ask any questions you have in the comments below. You can see all the previous Monday Mini Tips and other tutorials on my Tutorials page. 

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