Knitting topic: Fixing mistakes

It's happened to me more than once: I'm knitting along on a cable or lace project and suddenly I see it. Sometimes it's only a couple of rows down, sometimes it's as many as 10 rows below-- a mistake. Maybe a cable facing the wrong way or just a missing YO, but once I see the mistake, that's all I ever see in that project. At that point I have 3 options:

1. ignore it (if you know me, you know this is not really an option)
2. frog or tink back as many rows as it takes
3. drop just the stitches I need to fix, fix them and carry them back up in pattern.

I was never brave enough for #3 until this past summer when I was knitting MS3 (Swan Lake Stole). I decided to give it a try and now there's no going back. I definitely feel empowered to have this technique in my knitting arsenal.

Here's a great tutorial from Boogie Knits: Click here

If you haven't done it, try it. It's really not as hard as you fear it to be.

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