Couple twelve things (LOL!):
* You'll get so good at unkitting a stitch that you will be more
comfortable. It's amazing how far down you can go ver-
tically to correct a stitch; ignore the ladders and think of
the stitch now off the needle as the '''only one'''.
* If the hook is your choice, put it behind your ear for ease
in retrieving it again.
*****Using the right size crochet hook is essential, too.
For a ww yarn, a size G would work, but would an F
be better? How about an E or D or H? Experiment.
***** For fingering or baby weight yarn, a smaller hook
may be chosen. How about the C or B, perhaps a
D? After those sizes, one would drop into the steels.
* I've knitted for 41 years and have found there's no better
tool, really than the tool in hand - the knitting needle on the
WIP. One makes the stitch with it and being experienced,
the correction can just be made with it.
***** I just sent in a video last night on this subject =
Picking up K & P stitches using the knitting needle;
Tust me, it's slick. Practice that. If it's too far down,
I'd grab another needle of the same size (dpn would
work). After that, I'd use the hook but get the per-
fect size hook.
* Sometimes, it's easier to turn the work over and correct
from the other side (as you mentioned); view for this ease.
A double ended hook won't help you; choose the standard one but getting it the right size is of great importance. I have 600 hooks and 2,000 needles so I don't have to buy another size. LOL!!
You've explained it nicely!! Check for that video I sent in, eh. Wait, I'll see if I can snag it again....I think this is it.....found it, but......I attached the wrong video! I'm on dial up speed now as hubby abused satellite - again! LOL!! So sorry about this, but it can be done with a knitting needle.
I can't get replies but in web mail at this time - 6:45 p.m. today and we're off abuse and back up to sat. speed. LOL!!
Since I've knit a couple of Baby Surprise Jackets,... (