Originally Posted by Holly
I have recently been very frustrated simply trying to get my stitches back on the needle after I've had to rip out a couple of rows! I'm using size 7, wood circular needles (small diameter). For some reason, I can't seem to get my stitches back on the small circulars as easily as when using straight. Is there a technique for this?
This is exactly why I prefer to "unknit" instead of rip in most cases. It takes much more time to unknit, but it's a small price to pay for my sanity when it's time to put ripped sts back on the needles.
But since you've already ripped, you might want to try picking the sts back up with a smaller needle size - perhaps a 6 or even a 5. Then transfer them back to the 7 once they are all picked up. I'm a pretty tight knitter, so whenever I try to pick up sts from a ripped row, the sts continue to fall out by themselves b/c the knitting is so tight.
You might want to try perfecting this
technique for fixing mistakes. It really comes in hand!!! Too bad I had to figure this out all on my own; I had not yet seen Amy's video when I needed to use this technique.
Hope that helps