Knitting quickie

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  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.]

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6 thoughts on “Knitting quickie

  1. KnittyAJ

    Hmmm,I have frogged a couple of lace projects myself. As a matter of fact, one is in time out now! Never thought of frogging from the WS row. I’ll have to try that.

  2. abetterjulie

    I have to use lifelines. I can’t frog lace without it. I am impressed by your frogging skill!

  3. Kathleen

    Frogging lace makes me want to cry. I usually tink and I’ll tink multiple rows instead of frogging. One of these days I’ll learn to use a lifeline…perhaps.

  4. Toni

    Thank You for Annette !

    I have been looking for an airy, simple sweater…I even have enough aqua bamboo blend from a yarn shops sidewalk sale last month !

    I am elated ! being a feww patern for me, retired, penny pincher rihgt now. It is so simple and so cute… keep designing. proud to know you via Ravelry…

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