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Old 11-02-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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Silly, silly mistake...
And this is why I should stop knitting when I can't give my undivided attention to knitting!! How do I mess up this completely simple pattern? Lol. Now I have to go back and tink at least one and a half rows (at 134 stitches each!) just to undo 3 little purls that should not be there! Silly me!

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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Nope, you don't have to take out the last row. Just keep working until you get to the first purl, drop the st off the needle, take out the loop and put the yarn in back and pick up the loop the right way. Repeat. There's videos on the Tips page under Fixing Mistakes that show how to do this.
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Omg, duh!!! I didn't even think about that. You're a genius, thank you.
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Not a genius, just experienced - been there, ooops. So you learn how to fix the boo-boos.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #5
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Nope, you don't have to take out the last row. Just keep working until you get to the first purl, drop the st off the needle, take out the loop and put the yarn in back and pick up the loop the right way. Repeat. There's videos on the Tips page under Fixing Mistakes that show how to do this.

This is so funny!!! i did the exact same thing today on a scarf - and i figured out how to fix on my own!!! i was soooooooo excited!!! i love that i learned this new little "trick" today!!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Nope, you don't have to take out the last row. Just keep working until you get to the first purl, drop the st off the needle, take out the loop and put the yarn in back and pick up the loop the right way. Repeat. There's videos on the Tips page under Fixing Mistakes that show how to do this.
I've just realized, I've got 2 rows of purl stitches there, when in fact they should have been knit stitches. Can I still fix it how you said? I'm really scared to start attempting to fix it and then end up screwing the whole thing up. I watched the video on fixing stitches without unraveling rows, but it didn't really help because that only involves one wrong stitch, whereas I've got 2 wrong stitches on top of each other.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #8
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Silly, silly mistake... Nope, you created a learning experience.

I've corrected entire rows of purl that should have been knit and vice versa. At some point you can decide it's faster and/or easier just to frog and redo. If you are intimidated by picking up the stitches you can run a piece of scrap yarn on a needle through them, then you won't rip beyond that point. I think it's called a lifeline, more experienced knitters probably only need it for stopping when they are doing something more intricate, I use it a lot. I am quite good at creating learning experiences.
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I watched the video on fixing stitches without unraveling rows, but it didn't really help because that only involves one wrong stitch, whereas I've got 2 wrong stitches on top of each other.
You just do these one st at a time. Let it drop down 2 rows, move the loop to the front and pick up the dropped stitches.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:50 AM   #10
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The patterns I have the most problems with are the simple ones. Happens to all of us. When you fix those stitches, they'll look a little stretched out at first. Don't worry about it. They'll shrink back to shape. If not, pull down on that section or sideways a little bit to straighten it out. Not a big deal.
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