Correcting Mistakes

Removing a Mattress Stitch Seam

In this video I show you a couple of ways to undo a mattress stitch seam, by either cutting or unweaving. The VeryPink Knits audio podcast can be found in your favorite podcast app, or here on my website. The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. My nail […]

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Reactive Lifelines Using a Circular Needle

If you’ve already made a mistake and a “reactive” lifeline will keep you from making an unraveling mess, a tiny circular needle is a good tool to use. The 40″ size 0 US needle I use for this technique is an Addi Turbo needle. The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of […]

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Removing a Bind-Off Row

In this video, I show you how to remove a bind-off row – either to correct a mistake, or redo the bind-off (because it was too tight or too loose). Information on things you’ll see in this video: The yarn I used in the demo piece is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. The […]

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Twisted Knit Stitches

In this video, I cover everything you ever wanted to know about twisted knit stitches. When it’s good, when it’s bad, and how to easily correct a twisted stitch. You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride Marblz needles, as well as a retailer using these links: Bryson Distributing Accessories Unlimited Knitter’s Pride Shop finder […]

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Correcting a Dropped Decrease

Whoops – you’ve accidentally dropped stitches right through a decrease! In this video, I show you how to recreate k2togs and ssk stitches (two common decreases) without ripping back rows and rows of stitches. You can see my entire “Correcting Mistakes” playlist here. The crochet hook I’m using is a Knitter’s Pride Dreamz hook. The […]

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Tinking Increases and Decreases

Whoops – you’ve made a mistake several stitches back, and “tinking” (unraveling one stitch at-a-time) is your best option for correcting the mistake – but the row you’ve knit is full of increases and/or decreases. In this video, I show you how to tink back through common increases and decreases. Other videos available on tinking: […]

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Why is My Knitting Curling?

Why is my knitting curling, and will blocking stop the curling? Two questions knitters often ask me. In this video, I address those questions, show you when curling is a good thing, and explain the difference between stitch combos that curl and those that don’t. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The alpaca […]

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Fixing Loose Stitches and Snags

In this video, I show you how to repair loose stitches and snags in your knitting. (If you are looking for instructions on how to cover or repair more damaged work, please see my Duplicate Stitch video.) Information on things you’ll see in this video: The latch hook snag fixer I use can be found […]

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Correcting Gaps in Socks

Cuff-down or toe-up, there is always a chance that you’ll get a hole in your socks right where the heel meets the rest of the sock. Here’s how to keep that from happening. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The yarn I’m using in my socks is Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering, in color […]

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Saving a Dropped Stitch with Scrap Yarn

Nooo! You’re knitting along, and you realize you dropped a stitch AGES ago. You can rip back to fix it, but it’s worth a try securing that stitch with a stitch of scrap yarn, and seeing if it looks good enough to forget the mistake ever happened. In this video, I demonstrate securing a dropped […]

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