Beginning knitter here, first time poster.
I'm working on my second project... a scarf longer than the scarf I made in my first project. Apparently, there are a lot of scarves in my future, despite the fact that I haven't worn one since elementary school.
This scarf is so large (14 inches wide) that I'm more comfortable calling it The Blanket. The good part about committing to so many stitches is that I'm now very competent at the garter stitch. For the most part, my stitches are even and tight.
Back when I started on The Blanket, I wasn't so competent. In fact, there are some embarassingly large and loose stitches right above my cast-on row. Other than these, The Blanket looks great. So my question...
How can I fix these loose stitches at the beginning? Is it possible to "untie" the cast-on row and unravel a few rows of the scarf from the beginning? If so, can I then re-insert my needle into a row of loops, knit a few rows, and then cast-off?
The Blanket and I thank you in advance.