fixing mistakes in lace?

Bill's picture

Somewhere, in the last week, I read an article, with great pictures, of how someone dropped stitches and re-knitted row by row using coloured pins for each row.
Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Can't find the article.

Bill's picture

CLABBERS's picture

I just looked at the article. Can you say knitting surgery? LOL Wow. Such dedication to fiber art!


ronhuber's picture

Glad you found it, Bill. It sure sounded interesting to me and I have saved it. What a wonderful technique.

Crafty Andy's picture

great article , thanks for sharing it.

AKQGuy's picture

I normally just pull out my double points, and pick up the stitches and knit back up the section dropped after I've identified where I am in my lace repeat, and separate out my rows of yarn. I find using a crochet hook often alters my stitch tension more than just using dpn's of the appropriate size. My record so far is dropping 24 rows to fix a mistake I found on a cabled throw. I think in lace I've only dropped a few rows here and ther to fix a glitch I haven't seen at the time..mind you I say I do this and it sounds calm, though there is nothing calm about it. I typically swear and dogs scurry from the room to find safety elsewhere. But I figure in the end I will try it this way and save myself some knitting, or just have to tear back anyway. As of yet, I always seem to manage to make the fix.