Something I realized while frogging [to fix the extra repeat of the lace pattern I somehow decided was necessary to insert between vertical columns — aka a real mess] last night…
[Knowing that I almost always choose simple lace with a purl- or knit-back row will help this next Â part make more sense.]
When it comes to frogging lace off the needles, which I often do with simple lace, I always frog with the wrong side facing me. This means I’m undoing decreases and increases that I’ve just done, and for some reason, it’s easier for me to keep things tidy and not drop stitches or former yarn overs. It also means that many stitches will get mounted on the needles incorrectly, but that’s super-easy to fix on the next row, which is that right-side row again, now being reknit properly.
Pictures? We don’t need no stinking pictures. We’re knitters.
[Okay, I went looking for pictures, and instead found validation: Pam Allen says the same thing. See point 3.]