Last night I found myself having to take out about 6 rows of 294 stitches. I didn't want to risk not being able to get all the loops, so this is what I do in that case:
I insert a thinner, long cable needle into one side of each stich all the way around my knitting at the point I need to frog to. To be clearer, each stitch has two parts of the V. I pick up the V on the right. When my needle has picked up all the way around, I unravel. If you have a stripe or color pattern to follow, this makes it easier. Occasional, like last night, you insert into the wrong row's stitch. At that point I slip the stitches to that point and tink it off. I keep doing this all the way around and there I am. . .
back to where I started the stupid colors and didn't follow the directions properly and thought I was making such great progress and why don't I pay closer attention when starting the foundation row I do this everytime. . . . . . .