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Mommy22alyns
05-26-2007, 10:52 AM
And I still don't. I have to frog several inches of progress on my toddler summer jumper because of a yarn join gone bad. So it's basically a half-skein of work. Thankfully it's all just straight stockinette, but still. :hair: I only had a few more inches to go before shaping!!


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callmesusan
05-26-2007, 11:11 AM
I feel your pain. Be sure to show us the FO!

Mariblue
05-26-2007, 11:23 AM
I'm sorry about that! But still, you'll like it much better now that it's fixed than if you hadn't done anything and tried to ignore it. :hug:
What pattern are you using?

aineepooh1
05-26-2007, 12:18 PM
The mods have posted something on here about a LIFELINE~ something like a back up strand running through your work so you don't have to frog so far...:think:

GinnyG
05-26-2007, 12:59 PM
I use a lifeline all the time (for any pattern other than straight knitting) it can be a GOD SEND!!!!!! Well worth the littl bit of time it takes to place it and move it.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of join did you use? I recently learned the "felted" join and have been using it alot. I have wondered if anyone has problems with it.

Jan in CA
05-26-2007, 01:42 PM
I'm sorry you had to frog! Lifelines are sanity savers - here's a few links.
KH video for a lifeline (http://www.knittinghelp.com/dynamic/php/video/index.php?file=/bas-tech-more/lifeline-rds.mpg)
Another one
Using a lifeline (http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/lifeline.shtm)

simplethings
05-26-2007, 02:09 PM
I use a lifeline all the time (for any pattern other than straight knitting) it can be a GOD SEND!!!!!! Well worth the littl bit of time it takes to place it and move it.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of join did you use? I recently learned the "felted" join and have been using it alot. I have wondered if anyone has problems with it.

I usually use the felted join. I haven't had any problems with the join separating but it has a tendency to be slightly thicker and significantly more dense than the rest of the yarn and sometimes that shows up in my knitting.

Jan in CA
05-26-2007, 03:20 PM
I usually use the felted join. I haven't had any problems with the join separating but it has a tendency to be slightly thicker and significantly more dense than the rest of the yarn and sometimes that shows up in my knitting.

That only works with feltable wool though. I imagine since she is making a summer jumper for a toddler it's probably not wool.

Carla1019
05-26-2007, 07:15 PM
I'm sorry you had to frog! Lifelines are sanity savers - here's a few links.
KH video for a lifeline (http://www.knittinghelp.com/dynamic/php/video/index.php?file=/bas-tech-more/lifeline-rds.mpg)
Another one
Using a lifeline (http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/lifeline.shtm)

Thank you Jan for the links.. I though I had a good idea on how to do this.. But it is nice to SEE it being done so that you now for sure.

BostonBecca
05-26-2007, 10:32 PM
I feel your pain. I have now had to frog my sleeve for my sweater twice!

DeAnzaJig
05-27-2007, 07:03 AM
I also know where you're coming from. I had to rip out almost an entire repeat of a lace pattern on my Hydrangea shawl (which is currently blocking...yay!) just last week and it took FOREVER. I realized too late that I didn't have enough yarn to do that last repeat. :rollseyes:

For my next lace project, I most certainly will use a lifeline.

Don't worry, you'll get through it! :lol: