I tried to find a solution to my problem online, but I think I did something really funny and… yeah. Hopefully my mistake can illicit a chuckle and some help!
A bit of background. I did some basic knitting 6 or 7 years ago, but I really haven’t touched it since. I started doing Amigurumi last year and really liked it, and then decided to get into knitting again for some mitten Christmas presents.
I had a friend that helped me re-learn and then I started on my pattern.
Its a super basic pattern. You’d think it to be fool proof!
Well actually I was doing a really great job until I got part way through, tried it on and realized it was way too tight! I used different wool than recommended and the gauge is different I think.
Both me and my friend who taught me decided it would be best to just rip it out to the cuff, add 6 stitches (enough to keep the pattern the same) and then keep going.
So I did that. Well I tried. Lesson learned, put in some sort of safety yarn or marker so you can find all your stitches again when you rip it out!!
I should have had 48, increase to 54, but I had 44. I was tired (Why did I chose to do that then!), but I just shrugged, increased to 54 and went on my merry way. I’m now decently through the pattern again and came to my senses that I should probably find those 4 dropped stitches. So I did and they are all neatly pinned up and awaiting fixing.
From what I read about fixing dropped stitches is that you can use a crochet hook to loop it back up to where you are at and keep working. My problem is that I have all the proper number of stitches on the needle now because of me just doing increases to get it back to normal.
Is there a way I can fix these dropped stitches of mine? I don’t want my work to unravel!
Even if it is a messy fix that is fine.
Oh knitting gurus I need your help!
P.S. Adding the 6 stitches totally helped. It fits really nicely now.