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Old 08-03-2007, 02:14 AM   #1
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Can my vest be saved?
Yesterday I nearly finished the vest I was making. I joined the shoulders using the 3 needle bind off, which I did twice, since I joined the wrong shoulder. After the second time, I realized after pinning them down to block that the shoulders or vest straps were twisted, and I had to unravel the seam all over again. The problem was, I couldn't get the yarn out. I didn't know what I was thinking at that time...I just reached my scissors and cut the seams off .

I thought I would be able to unravel a couple of rows, but it didn't turn out that way. It got stuck, and everything is now in a mess. Is there anything I can do about this, because I am VERY sad..thinking that I'll have to throw it away
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:58 AM   #2
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Oh no! I'm not sure of the answer, but at the very least save as much yarn as you can for another project!
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I will, I'll have to start unravelling at the bottom then, since the top is all tangled up
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:23 AM   #4
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Can you maybe run a needle or life line through a 'clean' row just below the tangled parts? then CAREFULLY pull or cut the thread from the row above it, one stitch at a time. You can then pick up again on the good row and reknit the damaged parts.
If it's a fluffy type yarn (quite hard to unravel) you can try to tease the fibres apart. A sewing needle is good for that.
Hope this helps.
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:25 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll try doing that tomorrow. The thing is, if I cut it again, it would most likely come out the same - it would get tangled up again :(
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:40 AM   #6
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Yes that could be, sounds a difficult one. If its too hard to unravel from the top, I fear it may be just as difficult doing it from the bottom.

Also, it can help to keep the yarn on the piece you are unraveling with, quite short. Too much length to pull through, will tangle up more easily.
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