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Old 12-23-2006, 09:45 AM   #1
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What is a lifeline?
Before I try the Branching Out scarf, I read all the posts in the KAL very carefully. I want to succeed. What is a lifeline? I searched the forum before I posted this but don't quite get it.

As to chart reading, is there a specific site I can go to for a tutorial?

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Old 12-23-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
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Have you seen the video on this site?

It's on the Basic Techniques page. Mouse down to "More" & it's about halfway down the page.

Basically, it's a way to rip back to a specific point in your work if you realize you've made a mistake, rather than back to the beginning. (Maybe the first row of a repeat would be a good place...that way you'd know which row to begin at again.) It's done because it's hard to remove stitches from the needles to rip back say 8 or 10 rows & then be able to gather them all back up again...because of the amount of yarn overs & stitches knitted together and such in a lace pattern.

When you finish a pattern repeat & have checked to make sure it looks like it ought to, you can either put in a second lifeline at the start of the next pattern repeat and then alternate moving them up, one at a time, or remove the one that's there & use that.

The lifeline itself can be anything...a contrasting color piece of yarn, a piece of fishing line, one of the extensions from an interchangeable needle set, anything that'll hold the stitches without stretching them.

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