Video Knitting Course: Fix Knitting Mistakes

One of the most important things you can do as a beginning knitter in order to advance quickly is learn to recognize and easily fix your knitting mistakes.

With this short guide to the Top 10 Knitting Mistakes, you'll easily be able to fix and avoid every common beginner knitting mistake.


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Fixing a Dropped Knit Stitch

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Blog Post: Why Your Cast-On Is Too Tight… And How To Fix It

Too Tight Cast On square crop smBy Liat Gat – Founder / Cast-Ons, Fix Knitting Mistakes / April 22, 2013 / 60 Comments
If your cast-on is too tight, you are probably pulling the wrong yarn as you make each cast-on stitch. When you are doing a Long-Tail Cast-On, tug with your thumb, not your index finger, to tighten the stitches. Read Post »


Blog Post: How To Undo Knitting Mistakes And Get Stitches Back On Your Needles

Undo KeyBy Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes / September 12, 2010 / 38 Comments
To knit with confidence, you have to know how to undo stitches in knitting, that is, take out your knitting stitch by stitch. You can also take out whole rows of knitting, if you know how to put your stitches back on the needle correctly. Read Post »


Blog Post: 5 Ways to Fix A Too-Tight Bind-Off

Use a bigger needle in your right handBy Liat Gat – Founder / Bind-Offs, Fix Knitting Mistakes / February 26, 2014 / 35 Comments
A too-tight bind-off is the Achilles’ heel of the perfect knitted project. It’s the most common complaint I get about bind-offs. Here’s how to avoid and/or fix a too-tight bind-off. Read Post »


Blog Post: How To Fix A Dropped Knit Stitch 10 Rows Down

Fix dropped knit stitch 10 rows down square cropBy Liat Gat – Founder / Advanced Knitting, Fix Knitting Mistakes / January 7, 2011 / 24 Comments
If you’ve dropped a knit stitch (or more than one), and it’s way down there, that’s okay. Here’s how to rescue your dropped stitches no matter how far down they are – all without a crochet hook. Read Post »


Blog Post: Getting Turned Inside Out… In More Ways Than One

Funny photo of a woman with an inside-out umbrellaBy Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Magic Loop / December 3, 2010 / 14 Comments
When your Magic Loop knitting gets turned inside out, there’s a very easy fix. In life, it’s a bit harder. Read Post »


Blog Post: How To Fix a Dropped Stitch on Garter Stitch

Dropped Garter Stitch Red YarnBy Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes / April 12, 2011 / 12 Comments
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. Here’s how. Read Post »


Blog Post: Getting Turned Around (Purl Bumps on Outside) on Magic Loop

Getting turned around/inside out on Magic LoopBy Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Magic Loop / December 5, 2010 / 5 Comments
When you notice purl bumps on the outside of your work, you’ve gotten turned around on Magic Loop. What happened was you forgot to go back to ready position at the end of the round. Here’s how to do it right. Read Post »


Blog Post: Recognizing When You’ve Accidentally Slipped a Stitch

By Liat Gat – Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Mistakes and Errors / March 22, 2011 / 5 Comments
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Fixing a Dropped Knit Stitch

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Fixing a Dropped Purl Stitch

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Fix a Dropped Knit Stitch 10 Rows Down

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Accidentally Slipped a Stitch

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How to Put Stitches Back on Your Needles Correctly After Taking Out Several Rows

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Fixing Mistakes on Magic Loop

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Knitting Too Tight

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Knitting too tight can plague even the most accomplished knitters. This video demonstrates two of the most common reasons knitters knit too tight, for both Continental- and American-style knitters.


Twisted Purl Stitches/Wrapping the Yarn the Wrong Way

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While working at my LYS, I never made any friends by doing this, but I couldn’t help pointing out to people that (in addition to whatever mistake they had come to ask me about) they were accidentally twisting their stitches.

Most people don’t even realize they are doing this!

Twisted stitches usually happen when you wrap the yarn the wrong way around your needle when you are purling. I show you how to do it the right way, both American and Continental style.


Put Dropped Stitches Back on Your Needle

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Taking out stitches to undo a mistake is great. But what if you put them back on your needle facing the wrong way? Here I show you the right way to put stitches back on your needle, and also that it really doesn’t matter – here’s a fast way to turn them around if you’ve got them wrong.


Loop Not Pulled All The Way Through Stitch

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If you ever find something that looks really funny, it might be a loop that didn’t get pulled through all the way.

It’s a funny-looking double-stitch where there should be just one and it almost always happens when your loop of yarn doesn’t get pulled all the way through the stitch. Here’s how to tell.


Getting Turned Around

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Sometimes you’ve got to stop knitting in the middle of a row.
 
But when you come back to your knitting, how do you know which direction to go in? And how do you know if you’ve gone the wrong way? 
 
Answer: The yarn goes on the right-hand needle always.


Mistakes in Ribbing

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Knitting where you should purl and purling where you should knit makes a really obvious-looking mistake in ribbing.

Learning to recognize knit and purl stitches can help you fix this problem.

Also, forgetting to move your yarn to the front or back when ribbing American-style can result in an accidental yarnover on your needle.

Here’s how to fix both problems.


Casting On or Binding Off Too Tight

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A too-tight cast-on can, at best, make your project look a little funny. At worst, you won’t be able to put the garment on.

Socks with a too-tight cast on will not go on your feet, and this usually isn’t something that blocking can fix. If you have trouble with this, you have two choices: you can cast on using a bigger needle, or use two needles held together, as in this video.

Binding off too tightly can have the same frustrating results. Use a bigger needle in your right hand to alleviate this problem.


When You’ve Turned Your Knitting Inside-Out (Magic Loop)

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Going The Wrong Way/Getting Turned Around on Magic Loop

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Testimonial: I’m So Much More Ready to Face Whatever Comes in My Knitting

Thank you SO MUCH for your newsletter and the video on picking up a dropped stitch.

I can't tell you how many projects I've been unable to finish because I could not consistently fix dropped stitches. As always, your calm sound and simple, clear video allowed me to understand how simple fixing a dropped knit stitch really is.

I won't necessarily finish all my stalled projects (since most of them have been lace shawls), but WOW! What a relief to know what the fix looks like on a knit stitch, every time.

I'm so much more ready to face whatever comes in my knitting. Thank you again.
  – Letty P.


Testimonial: Knowing How To Undo Mistakes

Your soothing and encouraging voice was in my head last evening while I successfully knit a lace pattern that is new to me. Every time I made a mistake, I swear I heard you say, "That's alright, you can fix that." I feel much more confident as a knitter knowing how to undo mistakes. Thanks, Liat, for all that you do.
  – Donna B.


Testimonial: All The Fine-Tuning I Needed

You have taught me all the fine tuning I needed to know to become a very proficient knitter.

I've made an amazing baby blanket that I did not have to tear out all the way even once b/c you taught me how to keep going then fix my mistake as I came to that spot... even many rows down. You taught me how to fix half-done stitches and recognize mistakes in intricate patterns.

So I just can't thank you enough! You've taken my anxiety over "frogging" and turned it into calm confidence!
  – Angel C.


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