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cristeen 12-11-2007 02:01 AM

Trying to fix things and making it worse **photo added**
 
So I posted last night about a couple mistakes I found in the shawl I'm making. I decided to go ahead and try to fix them. So I ran a ladder down to one and it was some weird twisted stitch that fixed just fine. But the second one seems to have been that I picked up an extra stitch. So in trying to fix the problem, now I have a single stitch in the pattern where 2 obviously were before, with lots of space on either side.

So the question is, since this is an open worked shawl (lace weight on size 11s, garter stitch), will this mistake (and the extra yarn) "disappear" into the surrounding stitches when I block it, or do I need to run that ladder back down and somehow pick up a second stitch (more neatly this time)?

I've put the project aside for the moment, since I need an answer before I knit any more rows.

Thank you for any thoughts on the matter.

dustinac 12-11-2007 08:37 AM

I really don't think anyone will notice it...I think you will be able to just cause you know it's there...:thumbsup:

cristeen 12-12-2007 07:50 PM

Unfortunately, it is bad enough that even my DH can see it. I'm just not sure if it will shift enough to make it less obvious in the finished piece, or if I need to run another column of stitches up.

For some reason I can't get the picture to load... let me try again.

Ugh. Dunno why it won't load it.

It's the last picture in the album

suzeeq 12-13-2007 10:01 AM

It looks like you might have dropped a stitch that started from a yarnover. I hate to say it, but it looks like you're going to have to rip out back to that row and redo it.

Jan in CA 12-13-2007 03:32 PM

Yes, I think you'll have to frog back or start over.

Next time use a lifeline, too. If you've never use done.. a lifeline is a thin yarn/string/ribbon/dental floss that you put on a needle and work through the stitches on the needle at a point where there are no mistakes below it. Then keep knitting. As you work with no mistakes you move it up. IF you make a mistake you can frog back to the lifeline w/o losing all your work.
Video here under fixing mistakes.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips


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