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unknitting

I am knitting a garter stitch scarf and think I messed up on a stitch or two. I thought I had heard of a technique called unknitting ----- if I unravel it, I am really bad at getting stitches back on the needle correctly. Could anyone tell me if there is such a procedure and if so, I'll look it up and see if I can find out how to do it.......thanks so much.

 
dontcry wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

You have the option of

You have the option of remounting the stitch as you come to it, or if the loop is mounted the way you expect when you regularly knit, knit it as usual. If the stitch mount is twisted, untwist the stitch and remount it the way you are accustomed to knitting. If the stitch mount is reversed, reverse where you put the tip of your needle. If you usually insert the tip of the needle into the part of the loop closest to your body, then knit into the back loop.

 
KT wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

"Unknitting"

To unknit, you would undue your knitting stitch by stitch. What I do is insert the tip of my working needle into the stitch that is below the loop on the needle. Slip the loop off the needle and pull the yarn -- I have now unknit one stitch and transferred the stitch below onto the working needle.

Frankly, for most garter stitch scarves, I would take a finer needle and insert it into the loops of the row below where you have a problem and rip back. In the alternative, I might unravel back that one stitch, down to the row where I made the mistake and then bring it back up.

Now may be a good time to get comfortable with the concept of stitch mount. Stitch mount is now the loop is sitting on your knitting needle. When you rip back and get loops back on your needle, they may be mounted in different directions. You have the option of remounting the stitch as you come to it, or if the loop is mounted the way you expect when you regularly knit, knit it as usual. If the stitch mount is twisted, untwist the stitch and remount it the way you are accustomed to knitting. If the stitch mount is reversed, reverse where you put the tip of your needle. If you usually insert the tip of the needle into the part of the loop closest to your body, then knit into the back loop.

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