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)


  1. Beautifully done! What's the pattern?

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    2. It's Radient Gradient - there's a link to it in the blog post.