Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fixing a thread

As a newbie knitter, I make a lot of mistakes.
And I have spent countless minutes, perhaps hours, pulling
a piece apart in order to fix a mistake.
Thank goodness for a good teacher who taught her students
that pulling out hours of work can be prevented ... in most cases.

I tend to knit fast. Aided by the continental method and spending decades
of crocheting, I'm a bit of a speed demon.
Consequence of knitting speed is a periodic skipped stitch.

I used to rip out the row ... now I know what to do!!

First, isolate the stitch:

Next, grab a handy crochet hook and slip into loop:

Pull missed yarn through the loop:

Now I'm ready to slip fixed stitch onto working needle,
making sure the "twist" is right (counterclockwise):

And now the stitch is all better!

Sorry for the blur of the photos ... I used the automatic "close up" setting of my camera,
but it choose to focus on the background rather than the object.
Something to do with f-stop or some other photographic gobblety-gook.
I think I need a new camera!!


Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

Isn't it great when you realize how simple this is to fix? And then you realize that all knitted things are like this. And so when your favorite sweater catches on the seat belt as it retracts and you gets a HUGE will know what to do to fix it. (Yes, speaking from experience on this one.) I've been working on a sweater for myself which features intentional dropped stitches. You get the sweater mostly knitted and then drop a stitch which causes the whole thing to ladder down and make this big open area as long as the sweater. Very cool.

Evelyn said...

This is why I don't knit very often, always worry about dropping stitches. I need to pin this!

Thanks for joining Lets Get Social Sunday:)

PS Fixed the link for you
I couldn't answer via email because not sure if you know it but you are a no reply commentor:(
I was at one time until a good friend told me and I google and fixed it and now when I leave comments on other blogs I always get the replies in my inbox:)

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Hi Hillary, thank you so much for joining me Just North of Wiarton. I do envy your knitting endeavors, as both of my sisters do it all! alas I am the one who must have been left behind in the "creativity" dept. Looking forward to seeing your creations..... "Just Me"

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