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:
- Unpicking Stitches & Rows
- Dropped or Missed Yarn Overs
- Using Life Lines
- Fixing Dropped Lace Stitches