Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dental Floss?

Sue, a lifeline occasionally saves a lot of time and aggravation in the event you drop a stitch like I did with the tencel. You can put one in ever so often but I will definitely be lacing one in after Chart A, one after Chart B, and then I will probably increase the number of lifelines after that to every given number of rows.

With a tapestry needle (sized to go through the loops of your stitches) and a length of dental floss long enough to go through all your stitches (with ample leftover on either side), start at the outermost stitch and go through the stitches (loops) on the needle with the dental floss and leave it in place. If you drop a stitch, you can rip back to the lifeline and pick the stitches back up on your needle at that point. Had I done that the first time, I may be much further ahead now.

You can start out with straight needles if you are more comfortable getting your pattern established; I do it sometimes. This time, I haven't. I started out knitting with the circulars I will use throughout.



Blogger Sue J. said...

Many thanks, Margaret. Sounds like a great idea. Wish I had learned this several projects ago. Isn't it wonderful how knitters help each other? Whata great group of people!

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