Seraphim Knit Along

Will hold your hand virtually while working on the Seraphim Shawl by designer Miriam L. Felton

Friday, May 26, 2006


i thought by now i would be able to proudly announce: it is done. But: nope. it is not. last night i started the second lace chart and right in the middle i recognized i made a big mistake, at the left side the lace pattern was shifted a few stitches. So now i have to rip it back and i didn't use a lifeline. i'm afraid that i'll loose several stitches if i just rip it back but if i undo stitch after stitch it will take hours and hours.... any cool tips?
oh and here's a picture of the shawl before the desaster. at least you can see the colour.
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At 4:05 PM, Blogger Bonnie said...

Hi Nadine. The color is really beautiful. I'm sorry you'll have to rip back! I've never ripped back in lace except to a lifeline. I am obsessive about them. I can't help but make mistakes, even when I ambeing as attentive as I can be, so I've learned the hard way to put in lifelines.

I don't know what you should do. If it were me, I think I'd try ripping back very carefully to a plain row that ahd no yarnovers and then very carefully pick up all the stitches. But hopefully someone else will have a better idea!

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Miriam said...

If the mistake was in the scattering of eyelets portion, then you can just not worry about it and get back to the pattern... but if it was in the other lace portion, then you should probably fix it. I suggest going down to a row you KNOW is right, and then picking up the right hand loop of each of the stitches (being sure to snag all the yarn overs if you do this on a right side row) with a spare circular that's a few sizes smaller. Then you can take out the upper needle and rip down without loosing the stitches or any yarn overs.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger EvaLux said...

I once had to rip back a sweater... What I did was take a thinner circular needle and pick up the stitches from the sweater by threading that needle through them. You will need some peace and quiet, but if you pay attention it should work. I did it by putting on leg of each V on the needle. Once the needle was in place, I could safely rip back... Oh don't forget to knit back onto the correct needle size (ask me why I'm warning ya :)).
Cheers Eva

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Nadine said...

hi all
thanks for your comments! unfortunately the mistake was in the upper part of the lace....i just put in a thread with a tapestry needle and ripped it back. thankfully i was able to pick up all the stitches since it was not so easy to stay in the same row. and i put in a lifeline now, too! hopefully i will not repeat the mistake...
eva, sounds as if there is a story behind your warning....
thanks for the help!

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Inky said...

I'm coming in late on this one but great to know it worked out for you!! The color of your yarn is lovely.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger laughingrat said...

Whew, glad to hear you picked up all the stitches okay. It would be really disheartening to find a mistake at that point.


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