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 the Andes Bulky.

The DPNs I used are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Evan”.

5 comments on “Reactive Lifelines Using a Circular Needle

  1. I know that this was just for demo purposes but didn’t you start purling after your frogged the swatch instead of knitting or is this a new type of knit stitch?

  2. What an excellent way of doing reactive lifelines! Looks much easier than going through with a tapestry needle and thread and then picking them all up again onto a needle.
    Will definitely be adding a set of long size 0 needles to my set.

    Is there any risk of gauge issues in that row as the live stitches are on a (potentially) much smaller needle?

  3. Hayley – there is no risk of changing the gauge knitting from the smaller needle, as long as you’re knitting *to* the size you were using before.
    S t a c i

  4. This couldn’t have come at a better time. An avid reader and follower I was distraught when I missed read a 2@time magic loop sock pattern and made a mistake on both socks some 20 rows down. Following your video I was able to pick up all my stitches on the 2mm needles I was using buy using another set to transfer. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the videos you publish each week. I would have been totally lost without you. Now need to start again.
    One of your UK followers

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