Every now and then I read someone’s post about how they made a small mistake in lace or a cable or in something else on a sweater and they had to rip a bazillion rows to get back to where it was. I am so not willing to do that. I only drop the stitches I have to and work back up to where I was. It’s a common technique to do it this way. It’s not as hard as it sounds. So when I found a mistake in the lace on Baby Boogie’s sweater, I thought I’d show you how I fix these things.
I drop only the stitches I need to in order to get to the mistake. As in this lace, I have to drop more because of all the patterning. I decide to drop 9 stitches which is the whole lace insertion. I drop it down and pick up my 9 stitches with a set of DP’s that are the same size as my working needles.
This is the key part. I follow the patterning working the knit rows and then the purl rows as I would for the whole sweater. The only difference is that I’m knitting only one small insertion instead of the whole sweater. I knit back and forth in the patterning rows so I don’t get mixed up. Just make sure to use the right row of dropped yarn.
See the mistake has been fixed and now we’re just working up to where I was before I noticed the mistake.
Fixing mistakes really is as easy as all that. Just follow your patterning of knit and purl rows back up. Hopefully in the next few days I’ll find the time to block the sweater and buy some buttons. Tomorrow I’m updating the website so until that’s done, I don’t imagine I’ll be doing much else.