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Old 12-12-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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How do i "tack" something
beginner knitter here.
problem: i'm knitting a shrug. and what i thought was just a loose stitch has turned out to be a dropped stitch a LONG way back--and it's rather a mess. the lady at my knitting store told me i'll have to tack it--and i'll have to take a class in order to learn how to tack it.
i'd rather not take a class and undoing the work is not an option for me.
any help?
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:51 PM   #2
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If you just want to secure the dropped stitch, I'll tell you what I've done and it works great. Pull the loop through to the wrong side. Then take a tapestry needle with the same yarn, or a crochet hook, and pull yarn through the loop of the stitch above the dropped stitch, through the dropped one and through the stitch below it. Tie a little knot and weave in the ends.

If you want to correct it, you could try to use a crochet hook to bring it back up as in Amy's video.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:25 AM   #3
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thank you, Ingrid--much appreciated. i'll see if i am capable. so i'm bascially fixing the dropped stitch and then tying a knot.
hopefully i'll be able to make it uniform.
amy's video has come in very handy--unfortunately, i'm too far gone to fix it correctly.
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