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Fixing Mistakes  

One of the hardest parts about being a very mistake-prone new knitter is the number of times I had to rip back and then try and get the stitches back on the needle. I was forever dropping stitches and just generally making matters worse for myself until  I finally developed a system that works really well for me.  When I'm ready to rip out my final Row, I thread a tapestry needle with a contrasting color of yarn.  Then, as I pull out each stitch, I place the threaded needle through that loop.  When I'm all done, I have all my stitches on the yarn.  Leaving the yarn in place, I put the stitches on the needle and when there all in place, I simply pull out the yarn.  I hope this helps! Stacy slcombs@bellsouth.net

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