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Old 05-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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I never liked frogs
And I still don't. I have to frog several inches of progress on my toddler summer jumper because of a yarn join gone bad. So it's basically a half-skein of work. Thankfully it's all just straight stockinette, but still. I only had a few more inches to go before shaping!!


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Old 05-26-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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I feel your pain. Be sure to show us the FO!
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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I'm sorry about that! But still, you'll like it much better now that it's fixed than if you hadn't done anything and tried to ignore it.
What pattern are you using?
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The mods have posted something on here about a LIFELINE~ something like a back up strand running through your work so you don't have to frog so far...
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:59 PM   #5
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I use a lifeline all the time (for any pattern other than straight knitting) it can be a GOD SEND!!!!!! Well worth the littl bit of time it takes to place it and move it.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of join did you use? I recently learned the "felted" join and have been using it alot. I have wondered if anyone has problems with it.
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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I'm sorry you had to frog! Lifelines are sanity savers - here's a few links.
KH video for a lifeline
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
I use a lifeline all the time (for any pattern other than straight knitting) it can be a GOD SEND!!!!!! Well worth the littl bit of time it takes to place it and move it.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of join did you use? I recently learned the "felted" join and have been using it alot. I have wondered if anyone has problems with it.
I usually use the felted join. I haven't had any problems with the join separating but it has a tendency to be slightly thicker and significantly more dense than the rest of the yarn and sometimes that shows up in my knitting.
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I usually use the felted join. I haven't had any problems with the join separating but it has a tendency to be slightly thicker and significantly more dense than the rest of the yarn and sometimes that shows up in my knitting.
That only works with feltable wool though. I imagine since she is making a summer jumper for a toddler it's probably not wool.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:15 PM   #9
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I'm sorry you had to frog! Lifelines are sanity savers - here's a few links.
KH video for a lifeline
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Using a lifeline
Thank you Jan for the links.. I though I had a good idea on how to do this.. But it is nice to SEE it being done so that you now for sure.
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I feel your pain. I have now had to frog my sleeve for my sweater twice!
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