UNPICKING MISTAKES & LADDERS

Unpicking Mistakes

Unpicking Mistakes Holding the stitch on your right hand needle insert your left hand needle into the row below and undo the stitch. Transfer the stitch back to your right hand needle and repeat undoing until the error has been reached. Correct stitch as if it had been a ladder.

Ladders

Ladders If a dropped stitch is left, it can unravel down the work and form a “ladder”. The easiest way to correct this is to use a crochet hook to pick up the stitches in pattern, although you can try to correct it with your needles.If you make a mistake in your knitting, you may have to “unpick” a stitch, which can result in a ladder. Pick up one dropped stitch at a time, securing any others with a safety pin to prevent further unravelling.

Correcting A Knit Ladder

Correcting a knit ladder Insert a crochet hook through the front of the dropped stitch. Hook up one strand and pull it through the stitch to form a new stitch one row up. Continue in this way to the top of the ladder then continue in pattern.

Correcting A Purl Ladder

Correcting a purl ladder Insert a crochet hook through the back of the dropped stitch. Hook up one strand and pull it through the stitch to form a new stitch one row up. Continue to re-insert hook to make stitches until you reach the top of the ladder, then continue in pattern
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