You could unknit a row or two to get rid of the stitches that you had trouble picking up.
Or you can try to put in a destination row life line. Thread a needle with a different color yarn and put it through one side of the stitches in a particular row and rip down to that.
Amy has video in the Advanced section.
I think if your stitches are messed up from putting them back on the needle, though, that tinking a row can put you on track.