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Old 07-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Fixing a dropped (K,YO,K)
I've had a terrible time working the Candle Flame Shawl pattern. After finding the correction for the pattern I tried to do it again. I'd say I'm about half-way through now and I came across a problem. I had only knitted 3 instead of 4 knit stitches in one of the little pattern pieces a few pieces back. So, I ripped out the stitches back to that point and started knitting again. Then I realized I had a gaping hole. Somehow, when I ripped the K,YO,K I didn't get it back on the needles right and know its just like this little ladder of yarn.

I'm not sure what to do now. I started ripping out a row to see if I could get past it and it just seemed to make it worse. I REALLY don't want to have to frog this whole thing.

Can anyone give me some instructions about fixing dropped (K,YO,K) stitches?

Oh, and I just saw about using a lifeline. That would have been incredibly helpful. Now I'll just have to wait til I figure this out to put one in.

Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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I would look for the last time that you can find the 2 knit sts and put them on a double pointed needle. You can knit them with dpns, spare needles or use a crochet hook to bring them up to the current working needles. Now, go back and put in the yo's between the 2 knit sts. There's a video of picking up afterthought yo's on the Free Videos tab at the top of the page under Increases that may help.
And definitely use a lifeline.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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When I forget to do this on a pattern I knit to where it should go, then drop all the sts down to the st above the last yo of the k yo k. It helps to use another needle to assist here and work the inc into that one st, then do the WS purls, and so on. If you have more than 2 rows, you'll have to reknit the sts on them too, putting in the other increase. It may get a little tight.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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Geez. -_- I think I have it ripped out far enough now I can just go on without the mistakes. We'll see. I had already munked with the stitches to the point I didn't know what was right and what wasn't.

Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
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