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Old 04-01-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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"Re-casting on" after yarn slips off needle
I just started knitting, learning from a DVD. I learned how to cast on and start a simple, basic piece using the "english" style. When I was on my first row after casting on, one or two "loops" slipped off the needle and I couldn't figure out how to get it back on to continue knitting, so I unravelled the whole thing. It seems so simple for it to slip off, so I'm sure it must happen all the time to knitters, and it seems there must be a way to get it back on without starting over. Any help is appreciated!!
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:11 AM   #2
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Welcome to knitting and fixing mistakes!

If the loop comes off and nothing unravels, you can just slip it back on.
If the stitch 'runs'--loses a few stitches and moves down your knitting, you can fix it with a crochet hook. In fact, Amy has several ways to fix mistakes in the Basic Techniques/more section above. They're very helpful, because we ALL make mistakes.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
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I've had the same question...the crochet hook works well for re-capturing stitches several rows into your work, but what if the actual cast-on stitch falls off and unloops? I've had it happen when I'm a row or 2 into a project, so I end up unraveling the whole thing, like Aimee.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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If the cast on comes off, I redo, also.
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