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Old 08-28-2005, 03:30 PM   #11
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I just want to add that when I first tried to fix mistakes, whether by tinking (love that word!), inserting the needle, or laddering down, they all seemed horribly hard and cumbersome to me. I tore my hair out. But the more I have done them (and I've done a LOT of all three lately :rollseyes: :rollseyes: :rollseyes: ) the easier it gets. You just (unfortunately) have to keep making mistakes and trying to fix them.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:41 PM   #12
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Instead of using a knitting needle when I frog one stitch at a time I use a darning needle with a length of contrasting yarn. It seems to be easier than trying to put it back on the knitting needle ... even easier than using a smaller knitting needle. I have also used it down several rows .... then frog to the after thought "life line"

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Old 08-28-2005, 05:07 PM   #13
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I just actually had my 1st opportunity to frog back to my reinserted circs. My cat Binky decided to "redesign" the kennel blanket I'm doing - either that or he was trying to "approve" of it's softness...
Anywho...It's a patter with a row of yo's and k2tog's every 4 rows with regular knit and purl rows between. I reinserted my needles in what appeared to be the purl row as the bumps were easier to see. I ended up picking up 2 more stitches than what my count actually was... but after frogging back (i do like the tinking term!) to the circ and restarting my knitting... i was able to see and correct the extra stitches i picked up. i lived in fear of having to do this but this time was not the case... I guess that moment must have been the time for me to learn! It can be done. I think we fear it because we try to do it right the first time! Can't learn from mistakes 'till you make 'em I guess. When reading this thread earlier, i wondered about the use of a darning needle and yarn to pick up stitches to frog back too....I wondered if that was logical, and Debbie posted it so knitters must think alike!
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:02 PM   #14
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Hmmmm...i am liking the afterthought life line.....i am almost tempted to go down another row and see if I can make it work...........almost, but not quite!!

With edit: I examined my random stitch at the end.....and decided to try slipping it back to the working needle and purling it.....and that seems to have done the trick....I then kntted the next row and the edge looks ok, so it must have frogged one stitch into the next row.
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #15
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Usually the simplest fixes are best! I'm glad it worked out for you.
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