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« on: May 17, 2005 06:07:19 AM »

I'm working on the basketweave baby blanket from the Knit Knack Kit.  The pattern is knit five purl five for eight rows before alternating the pattern.  And, of course, I've somehow ended up with five rows of pattern on one end of the project and seven rows on the other end. . .so I've increased without knowing it and need to rip back a few rows until I can straighten it out. 

This will be the first time I do this.  Any hints/tips? 

I'm worried about replacing the stitches correctly once I've taken it back to where I can start over.  I don't want to twist them and end up knitting wrong!

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005 06:35:29 AM »

When I rip back, I just put the stitches on any old way, but make sure I knit them properly when I come to them. Just pay close attention on your next row and knit any twisted stitches into the back loop. I think this works for me because ripping back is so stressful and it is one less thing you have to worry about right away.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005 07:17:02 AM »

thanks!.  i followed you right up until "knit any twisted stitches into the back loop."  then you lost me.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005 07:51:52 AM »

I find that it's very obvious to me if a stitch is "twisted" on the needle

if your needle doesn't go in easily - it's likely backwards.  it always seems to me like my needle is almost bouncing back.  it's not that i couldn't get the needle in if i forced it, but i can just feel something's not right.  to fix it, you can either turn it around and then knit it, or you can just knit in the back side of the loop instead of the front.  Either way will result in a normal looking knit stitch (as opposed to a twisted stitch which people do sometimes intentionally for snugness or the appearance, but which you don't want in this project)

did that help?
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005 09:19:00 AM »

totally!  thanks mols.  i just couldn't visualize. . . as a new knitter i have to keep reminding myself  that there are two sides to every project.  it's not against the "rules" to take advantage of the other side.

yay!  trepidation is gone for now.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005 07:49:40 PM »

AND...in addition to the good advice MamaKitty gave you about the twisted stitches and what to do about them when you do that by mistake...another thing you can do is make yourself a lifeline so that if you mess up AGAIN and have to rip, it's not so very stressful at all.

What you do is take a piece of contrasting slippery yarn or thread and put in on a darning needle.  Then, when you know you have a perfect row, thread the contrast yarn through the stitches that are on the needle.  Make the ends of the contrast yarn long enough so they hang down on both ends of the row.  Now, just knit along as usual ...and if you have to rip, you can rip down to your lifeline and then simply thread the stitches back onto you needle with ease, since the lifeline is holding them for you.   You can put these lifelines in whenever you've done a bunch of rows and when you're done with the project, you just pull them out.

Does that make sense?
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2005 05:58:08 AM »

that's BRILLIANT.  knitters are the smartest, most innovative people in the world.  i'm convinced.

i ripped back yesterday after lunch (thank you craftster!) and found that i had accidentally turned my project around (i'm working on circulars) in the middle of a row and knitted backwards, then knitted across again.  it was a little nerve-wracking to pull that much yarn away from the blanket, but it ended up being only two rows.

*sigh*  all better now.

thank you so much ladies!

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