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Re: missed stitch
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: August 02, 2008 10:08PM

I'm going to respond to your first question whether it is possible to "fix" just one stitch. Absolutely, although how you do it and whether you like the way the repair looks depends upon what mistake you made.

If you simply dropped a stitch a few rows back, you can work it back up to your current row but because you will be "taking" yarn from the adjoining stitches, it might look a little puckered -- but many times this will work out over time.

If you worked the stitch incorrectly, such as knit what should have been a purl stitch or vice versa, drop that stitch and unravel it back down to where you made the mistake and then work it back up correctly.

To work back up as a knit stitch (and you might find it easier to use a crochet hook slightly smaller than the diameter of your needle size), position your loop in front of the strand of yarn between two stitches in the row above. Pull this strand of yarn through loop. Keep doing this until you get the loop back up to the same level as your current stitch.

If you are trying to work bac up a purl stitch, position the loop behind the strand and then bringing your needle tip or hook through the loop from the back, pull the strand of yarn through the loop.

Subject Written By Posted
  missed stitch teaart 08/02/2008 02:42PM
  Re: missed stitch Liz 08/02/2008 05:05PM
  Re: missed stitch Mother Hen 08/02/2008 06:57PM
  Re: missed stitch KT 08/02/2008 10:08PM
  Re: missed stitch teaart 08/02/2008 11:20PM
  Re: missed stitch Alex 08/03/2008 05:30PM

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