Category Archives: Troubleshooting

5 Ways to Fix A Too-Tight Bind-Off

A too-tight bind-off is the Achilles’ heel of the perfect knitted project. It’s the most common complaint I get in my finishing technique classes. So how do you know if you should worry? Four Clues Your Bind-Off Is Too Tight: … Continue reading

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Fixing a Dropped Long-Tail Cast-On Stitch

How many times have you dropped a stitch out of your cast-on as you are knitting the first row? And started over, right? Well, now you don’t have to take the cast-on out and start over. Just carefully re-work the … Continue reading

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How To Darn Socks: Knitwear Surgery 101

If you are wondering how to darn socks or fix holes in knitting, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a step-by-step video tutorial on… …and you’re going to love it. You can darn socks or mend any holes … Continue reading

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“Tinking” on Magic Loop – How to Undo Knitting in the Round

For someone who loves Magic Loop and knitting mistakes as much as I do, this blog post is the perfect combination! A student requested this video in the KnitFreedom forum, and I was more than happy to record one just … Continue reading

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How To Fix a Dropped Stitch on Garter Stitch

A dropped stitch on garter stitch is a pretty common mistake. To fix it requires that you combine your knowledge of how to fix both dropped knit and purl stitches. I also have a sneaky shortcut for you for fixing … Continue reading

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