oh no! open to suggestions

I am still working on this raglan cardigan and I was finishing it up this weekend - as I was sewing down the collar I realized in a fit of horror that I had accidentally picked up stitches along the collar for the zipper cover thingy - (this is the "Avast" sweater from knitty.com) -

I don't know what to do, because after you pick up and knit the right and left zipper cover things, you pick up around the bottom of the sweater and knit around that - so I can't just take out that zipper cover and re-do it, and I'm terrified of cutting it - I'm open to suggestions.

I think I'll just pick up along the other side of the collar, and knit it - doing this might make the collar a little bulky on the side I haven't turned down (the "oops" side) - so I don't know if it's the best idea - I am turning to all the fabulous knitters who know so much better than I to see what they come up with





grandcarriage's picture


At some point you will have to cut and sew, especially if you work in a store or ever have to do repairs, or steeking. What I would do is the following: Treat the mistakenly stitched part like a "steek". Cut the side selvedge of the unwanted stitches, and pick out the stitches back to the correct place, sew in the ends on the back like a steak. You might want to first frog the uppermost couple of rows and reknit them for a tidy edge, (or not, if you're adding a ribbed collar or something that will hide a slightly heavier edge. Easy peasy, almost invisible, It will take about a two minutes per row to unstitch and sew in the ends.
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