I've gone and done a silly thing. When knitting one of the front panels (bottom up) for a ladies' cardigan ("Hey, Teach!" from Knitty Summer 2008), I introduced a new ball of yarn... but instead of knitting with the two strands of yarn for 4 or 5 stitches, I've knit the whole row with the doubled yarn. In the following rows, I used only a single strand from the new ball.
As a result, that one row is now thicker than the rest of the piece. I had hoped that blocking the heck out of it would help the issue... but it's still there. (To give you an idea, it looks like a crease.) It's not a horrible issue but it's noticeable... and since it's a gift for someone, I want to make sure that it looks good.
The problem that I'm having now is that this happened way down toward the bottom of the panel. I've knit 40 rows of St st, followed by 8 rows of ribbing, and then about 70 rows of a lace pattern after committing this mistake. If I were to unravel back to that row, I would be undoing approximately 3700 sts and hours
of work — and the cardigan needs to be ready in 4 days
Is there a way to just... go in and pull out that unnecessary second strand of yarn (from the first ball)? I'd stop about 5 sts from the beginning of the row, to recreate a normal yarn join.
Or, alternatively, is it possible to unravel from the CO edge and re-knit down
Any advice is appreciated!