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Troubleshooting

32m 11s • Beginner • 6 lessons

Got your knitting in a pickle? Not a problem. Let’s take a look at a few common beginner mistakes and how to fix them and rescue your knitting

Course created by

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Got your knitting in a pickle? Not a problem. Let’s take a look at a few common beginner mistakes and how to fix them and rescue your knitting

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Troubleshooting

Course Overview

Price

Price

Included with Let’s Knit Together membership

Instructor

Instructor

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Duration

Duration

32m 11s

Lessons

Lessons

6

Difficulty

Difficulty

Beginner

What you need

What you need

Your knitting; plus a crochet hook

Course Lessons ( 6 )

  • 1. How to: fix a dropped knit stitch

    05:16

    As soon as you spot a dropped stitch, put a stitch marker in it and anchor it to another stitch to stop it unravelling further. Grab a crochet hook and here we'll show you how to fix this.

  • 2. How to: avoid accidental increases

    04:32

    It can be easy to create extra stitches, either by splitting your yarn or with extra yarn overs on your needle, so here are the telltale signs to watch out for.

  • 3. How to: unravel knitting (frogging)

    04:43

    Frogging is a safe way to undo your work by a number of rows if you spot a mistake or are just not happy with your knitting and want to restart, without having to go right back to the beginning.

  • 4. How to: fix a dropped purl stitch

    7:52

    A dropped stitch will unravel down the rows if stretched, creating a ladder effect. If it’s a mistake, it needs to be halted, then reconstructed back up the rows with a crochet hook.

  • 5. How to: unpick your work by tinking

    6:29

    This funny word is ‘knit’-ting in reverse, for when you spot a mistake in your current row and have to unpick stitches to get to the point where you can fix it. It’s pretty easy, and well worth the trouble to keep your pattern right.

  • 6. How to: fix twisted stitches

    3:19

    If you’re knitting to a lacy pattern or have had to unpick your work in some way, it’s not difficult to end up with a stitch that is on the needle the wrong way round, and is different to deliberately making a twisted stitch. Luckily, it’s an easy fix and best done if you can, to avoid spoiling the pattern.

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