Wednesday, July 19, 2006


As I laid the lovely Charlotte out to block

I discovered this.

A friggin' hole.

Help! Is there any way to fix this without frogging? If it was a dropped stitch in stockinette I could bring it up with a crochet hook, but I'm at a total loss on how to do that in lace.

In order not to cry, I am telling myself a) the bind off is about 2 inches too tight and needs to be redone anyway, and b) I would only have frog about 10 rows to fix it. Sigh. . . .


Blogger Amanda Cathleen said...

You could try this: On the backside of Charlote grab the dropped stitch and leaving a long tail to weave in grab the next rows down stitch, then weave your yarn in. Weave the tail in the oppsite direction. Take a look on the right side see how it looks before you trim your ends. I hope that made sense! When I bound off, I used the next size up needle and keeped thinking. Keep it loose. I love the colors that you picked out, its GORGIOUS!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh Man! There is nothing worse than being so excited to finish something and then finding something like that. I feel your pain.

I can think of 2 things that might work:

1/ take a 10" piece of yarn and tie the upper loose stitch and lower loose stitch with a square knot. Weave ends in opposite directions. (It might show, but a Charlotte is busy, maybe it would be ok.)

2/ Undo the bind off. Put everything on waste yarn except for the section approx 8 stitches, I think) between the columns of knit stitches. Chain all these stitches down to right below the dropped stitch. Put those stitches on needles and just re-knit that section. I did this with my Charlotte when I found a mistake a few rows down and it worked.

And the worst thing that would happen, is you might have frog and re-do those rows, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. Remember, you will have a beautiful shawl in the end!!! It might help to put it away in a drawer for a month or so and get it out with fresh eyes.

Good luck!!!!!!

2:44 PM  
Blogger margene said...

It's a lovely Charlotte and you'll be so much happier if you frog back and fix the hole then bind off much, much looser. Good luck!!

1:17 PM  

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