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« on: May 05, 2005 04:15:11 PM »

Ok..this life-line trick that everyone uses to have a place to frog back to....how exactly do you do it?  I've got a few big projects I'm getting ready to start and I want to stay sane-ish while doing them, but I can't seem to comprehend how one gets the life-line into the work.

um, help? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005 05:27:51 PM »

I don't know if this is the "right" way to do it, but what I have done when I needed a lifeline and when I remembered do do it before I NEEDED to do it (ie before I had to rip back) I used waste yarn in a different color (I used a thinner weight yarn too) and threaded it on a tapestry needle.  Then, with the stitches for my project still on my knitting needle I passed the threaded tapestry needle through each stitch without removing them from the knitting needle.  Then I tied the ends of the waste yarn in a knot and continued on with my project, knitting that row (without accidentally picking up the waste yarn).  I wrote down what row I was on when I did the lifeline so that if I did have to rip back (which I did... grr) I knew where I was when I needed to re-start.  When I needed to frog back to the lifeline, I just put the stitches (with the lifeline still in them) back on the needle and started again. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005 05:36:44 PM »

There's a video on how to do this at www.knittinghelp.com.  Go to "Basic Techniques", click on "...and More" and it's the last video under "Fixing mistakes".  hope this helps!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005 06:12:40 PM »

Thanks. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005 10:35:12 PM »

i use dental floss - i generally only use a lifeline on complicated lace patterns or things of that nature

try to use unwaxed, unless you dont mind your needle getting a bit tacky. mint is okay, but the smell will stay with your project for a bit ;-)
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2005 04:44:29 PM »

semi new knitter here. What the heck is a life line???  Huh Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2005 10:43:27 PM »

a life line is a length of small filament (thread, thin yarn, dental floss, etc) that you put through a completed row of stitches in a project so that if you make a mistake at a later point & need to rip back, you don't have to rip back to the very beginning. it's most often used with lace patterns, though some people use them with complicated stitch patterns as well. after placing a lifeline, you want to place another (& either take out the other or leave it if you're super paranoid like me) every X number of rows or after every pattern repeat - that way you never have to rip back too far.

its so nice to have a lifeline - that way when you drop a stitch or forget a yo on row 298 you only have to go back to row 250 instead of row 0...
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2006 09:44:11 AM »

wow, i realize these posts are from last year but this sounds like exactly what I need to finish (er, restart AGAIN, and actually complete) knitty's wheelie. thanks so much!
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006 11:00:48 AM »

if you have one of the interchangeable needle sets that tightens up with a key, you can use the little key hole  to carry your lifeline through as you knit; just thread it like a needle.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006 07:54:27 PM »

That, Kadreath, is brilliant.
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