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Old 08-17-2005, 05:24 PM   #1
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Help! 3 Stiches ran away off double-points
I just totally lost three stitches off my double-point needles (working on this baby hat: http://freddyknits.blogspot.com/2005...-hat-free.html.

Is it possible to recover or should I just frog the stitches to that point? :crying:

I see a few videos on correcting mistakes, but I am unsure which category I would fall under. Let's see - I am knitting in the round with 3 double-points and in the middle of the "row" 3 stiches got lost. Is this considered a dropped stitch? Does any of this make sense?

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Old 08-17-2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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Sure it makes sense! We've all dropped a st at some point in time. I think this video could help you most. If I were you, I'd put down the hat and knit up a practice swatch, then purposefully drop a few sts in the middle of the row, then correct them. Then drop a few more and correct them yadda yadda yadda... :D This way, you can be more confortable with fixing the drops on the real work

Or you could frog if you want ... but I think it's best that you learn to fix dropped sts. It saves loads of time in the long run

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Old 08-17-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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ok, I admit, I tried reviewing the videos, they made sense looking at it, but I just couldn't comprehend on how to fix it, so I frogged a few rows.

I had just completed the first 2 rows with the two colors and it was confusing trying to figure out what part was the strand running in the back and what was part of the dropped stitch So, those were the two rows I took out.

The frogging wasn't so bad after all. I just got all the stitches back on, although I think I have one that got a little goofy and I am sure tons of twisted stitches, but I can figure those out as I go again. :D

Thanks again for the help!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Some day, when you're messing around, or even when you might be doing a gauge swatch, do what ekgheity said and practice dropping and picking up. With the knitting and crochet hook in your hands, it'll be much easier to figure out. It really is a simple fix and so rewarding!
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Very rewarding, indeed!!! And just wait until you start practicing how to change a knit stitch into a purl stitch WITHOUT frogging! What fun!! Too bad I didn't see Amy's video for that before I needed to know. But hey ... trial and error is a good way to learn too.
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion on practicing, I think I will try that. I've gotten "good" at frogging, but the dropped stich looks more tricky.

I finished the hat today, I already posted in the main board under the FO thread, but I am so happy to finish, I will just post it all over
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