8 hours ago
Friday, March 18, 2011
Speed Ripping on the Knitting Machine
My jaw just hung open when I watched Diana's video. I've needed to rip back so many times mainly, because of my perfectionist streak. I've even taken a project off the needles on waste yarn to rip it back at home, so my fellow machine knitters wouldn't see what a nit picker I am. The project I speak of is a bag that we had made a mistake on the handle portion. The teacher said just do the same thing on the other side and all will be well. Yes, it would have been, but I didn't like it. I liked the pattern and wanted mine to look like the pattern. Yes, my bag does look like the pattern and I love it. Speed ripping would have been a life saver that day. The thought of ripping back about 15 rows seemed impossible at the time. At home I took my time and undid every stitch. I'm going to try Diana's speed ripping technique.