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Old 09-12-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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You need learn to 'unknit' your stitches. Simply insert the L needle into the st under the one on the R needle and take the yarn off the st that's on the R needle. It's a little easier if you pull the R needle off a couple of sts, then you can get the L needle into the sts. This works if you have to back up just a few sts or even a row, but if it's more than that you can take the needle out and rip back to the row above the mistake then put your sts on the needle the same way - insert the tip of the L needle into the sts as you pull the yarn out of them one by one.

There's some videos under Fixing Mistakes on the Tips page and one shows how to put the needle back in. They won't drop as long as you don't stretch out the piece of knitting. Don't worry about whether the sts are twisted or not, just get the back on the needle then when you reknit them you can turn them the right way or knit them through the back loop. It sounds like it takes a lot of time, but it's faster than starting over from the beginning.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
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Hi, Yes, thanks for the help. But, I've tried all that. I find it confusing when the stitches are anything but simple knits and purls. I can "unknit" them without a problem, but the more complicated stitches I can't "unknit". Also, I know not to stretch, etc.....But, thanks for your time and input!! :-)
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #13
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On a dec stitch, stick the needle through both sts at once. A slip 1, k1, psso is the same as ssk, and you don't have to take of the 'psso' part of it.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #14
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HI Suzy...do you think that you could repeat that again?? LOL
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:28 PM   #15
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Which part....?

When you're undoing a k2tog or ssk/skp, put the L needle into both sts instead of trying to separate each one or slip the 'psso' off the left leaning decrease.

The slip 1, k1, psso is the same thing as a ssk, so you can put the needle through both sts at the same time and not have to 'unslip' the slipped st off.
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I am not suzee but I will try to explain:

you have to find out what your original stitch was... if you knit 2 tog, then there are 2 original stitches that now "hang" on 1 loop that you undo. So put your needle through both those original stitches in the row below, then pull out the stitch on the row you undo.

same if you worked 2 stitches together in a different way.

Maybe make yourself a sample with a self striping yarn that changes the color quickly? There you can really see how the stitches are placed because they look differnet from one another.

But if you look closely and have a yarn that does not hide your stitches... you can see it, really!
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