Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Check it ! or fix it ..... ☺

Here's a little reminder of why we need to stop to admire our knitting from time to time.

And what to do when we forget !

Generally I try to stop and check the fabric of my knits about every 10-12 rows (unless it's the type of stitch where you will notice right away if you've made a mistake).

but I was enjoying knitting this so much I forgot ....

so just when I was about ready to bind-off I stopped to take a look and spotted this !!! (just above the crochet hook) ....

I've never fixed a mistake so far back before, but thought it was worth a try before frogging back and reknitting.

And also a good opportunity to post about fixing mistakes !

So I dropped all the stitches back down to the mistake (gently - taking care not to stretch the threads while dropping the stitches)

Then I used the crochet hook to work back up

Here's a close-up of fixing a knit stitch - check that the yarn is coming from the stitch next to the one you are fixing, see left side:

hHre's a close-up of fixing a purl stitch - you have to reposition the hook so that you are coming up from behind :

And I'm happy to report that about 15 minutes later all was fixed,

Link to project page on ravelry (click on link if you want to see more)