Mistakes happen during knitting, even to the most experienced knitters. There is no need to panic, because you can fix mistakes with frogging!
It sounds like a ridiculous word to be associated with knitting, but there is a method to the madness. Frogging is a technique used in knitting to fix mistakes. Pulling out yarn is called ripping. The repetitive ripping, ripping, ripping sounds a bit like the sound a frog makes- hence, the technique called frogging.
Frogging is a simple process that involves removing your needle and the sections of stitches that are part of the mistake. There are three methods of frogging and they are explained below.
Using the first method of frogging, you will remove all of your stitches until you reach the row where you spotted the mistake. Using your knitting needle, you will pick up the row of stitches. Here are the steps:
Using the second method of frogging, you will use your knitting needle as a lifeline. Here are the steps:
Using the third method of frogging, you will thread a lifeline through the stitches below where the mistake was made. Here are the steps:
After you have used the frogging method to remove the mistake, you are ready to resume knitting. But, what do you do when your yarn is curly from being knitted? No problem! If you are struggling to use the curly yarn, steam it for a minute and it will straighten out.
Fixing mistake in your knitting is a pain and can be time consuming, so it is best to add lifelines throughout your project to make fixing mistakes easier.