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cknits
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Posted - 09/17/2005 :  2:23:05 PM  Show Profile Send cknits a Private Message
I am working on Ene's Scarf, a fairly simple lace shawl from Scarf Style. Every few rows I miss a YO. [There are 200+-300 st. per row and correcting the mistake is very tedious.] Is there some way to insert a missed YO without frogging back? I don't want to mess up the lace pattern, but I am so tired of undoing wor
I've had yard for Kiri and FBS for nearly a month and I'm ready to move on!

abbierose
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Posted - 09/17/2005 :  2:28:09 PM  Show Profile Send abbierose a Private Message
Yes, on the next row, you can just pick up the thread between the two stitches where the yarn over is supposed to be, but don't twist the stitch when you knit it. It's simple to do, and no one can ever tell when you look at the finished product.

Good luck!

Melissa
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Shalee
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Posted - 09/17/2005 :  2:55:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message
It is easy to miss a YO, you just knit along and "think you did the YO" and low and behold, you missed the yarn and thus, no YO. Picking up the missed YO, on the next row is very common for me. No big deal, easy to fix.

Sharon in NW PA
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KS
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Posted - 09/17/2005 :  7:03:19 PM  Show Profile Send KS a Private Message
You can also do it a couple of rows later if you have too. Most of the time I don't catch it until the next pattern row doesn't work right. I'm not familiar with the pattern you're working on, so I'm making an assumption that each wrong side row is a purl row. If that's the case I you don't catch it until the next pattern row, you pick up the thread between the 2 stitches 2 rows down. Use the thread from the first row below to knit that thread. Then continue on.

It's really much easier to do than to explain. You can also just drop extra YO's off the needle when you discover them. The run back to the point where you added them.

This really does work! I've given up for the night because the last row I worked I had to fix something in each pattern repeat.

KS

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galleylama
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Posted - 09/18/2005 :  11:55:14 AM  Show Profile Send galleylama a Private Message
Picking up the ladder between stitches really does work- been there, done that many a time and you can't even tell the difference! Happy lace knitting.

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cknits
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Posted - 09/18/2005 :  5:51:29 PM  Show Profile Send cknits a Private Message
This is my first "big" lace project, an even though reading charts has become very easy for me, I have a hard time comparing it to the actual project while searching back to find the missed yo from a few rows down. Every other row is purl back, and the other rows consist mostly of yos, sl1 k2 psso, in a knit pattern with many yo's. How do you find that one yo from a few rows back? It must come with experience.

I love the challenge and sense of satisfaction that knitting lace brings, but oh, do I need to concentrate!

I am in awe of all you experienced lace knitters! Your projects are beautiful.
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achrisvet
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Posted - 09/18/2005 :  6:44:01 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I'm assuming you are on Chart 3 which has a 6 stitch repeat. I would put stitch markers every 2 repeats, so you should always have 12 stitches between the markers. So you will know right away that you missed a YO if there are only 110 stitches in a section instead of 12. So then it's easy to figureo ut where the mistake is.

You could put the markers after every repeat, but every 6 stitches seems a little tedious to me.



Anita
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cknits
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Posted - 09/19/2005 :  04:40:03 AM  Show Profile Send cknits a Private Message
Thanks for the tip! I was using markers on chart one and got tired of all of them, but they will BIG help me get through chart three. Right now I've been counting the grps. of six, but if I forget to double check I'm lost later.

Thanks again!
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