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Old 07-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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How to change purl to knit but three or more rows below where you're up to??
Hi there, I'm knitting a beanie in the round and it's worked as 2 x 2 rib. I've noticed, to my complete frustration, that I've knitted two purls stitches instead of two knit stitches at the "back" of the beanie. Let me explain "back". I decided to have four consecutive knit stitches then the rest purl 2 knit 2, etc. So that I can easily see the back of the beanie and when to change colour.

I mustn't have been concentrating last nigth as I knitted and didn't notice that I'd just done 2 purls and 2 knits instead of 4 knits (the central point). How can I correct this without having to unravel rows of beautiful knitting??

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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Welcome!

We have a video that addresses your problem:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...eral-rows-back
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Dear Ingrid - thank you, I'll check that out! Appreciate it. David x
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Hi David and welcome to KH!
You can always use a stitch marker to alert you to the change in color or beginning of round etc. The marker can be as simple as a knotted circle of yarn or it can be store-bought.
Enjoy your knitting.
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Dear Ingrid - I checked out that video link. You are WONDERUL, thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. This worked a treat, was not nerve-wracking (as I suspected it might be) and now my buggered-up stitch is fixed (sorry about my Aussie vernacular!). David xoxoxoxxo
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Welcome!

We have a video that addresses your problem:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...eral-rows-back
Ingrid, this is Awesome, AWEsome, AWESOME!!!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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Ingrid, this is Awesome, AWEsome, AWESOME!!!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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Give all the video credit to our Amy!
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