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Nov 27, 2011 06:25:23   #
stickyvicki
 
I've been reading a few of the active topics and have come across the words frog it quite a few times. What does it mean?

Thanks!
 
Nov 27, 2011 06:42:00   #
Peony21
 
stickyvicki wrote:
I've been reading a few of the active topics and have come across the words frog it quite a few times. What does it mean?

Thanks!


It means unravelling what you've knitted because of a mistake, also referred to as 'ripping off' rows....'unknitting'. Hope this helps. If you don't know how, have a look at youtube.
Nov 27, 2011 06:43:07   #
Marny CA
 
Frog = rip it, rip it (or rippit, rippit - to sound more like a real frog)

When making a mistake in knitting, crochet, counted cross, needlepoint, et al -- ripping stitches is called 'frogging.'

Hope this helps. It's actually a good learning tool to frog. ;-)


stickyvicki wrote:
I've been reading a few of the active topics and have come across the words frog it quite a few times. What does it mean?

Thanks!
Nov 27, 2011 06:45:03   #
stickyvicki
 
Oh so like unpicking/unknitting to fix a mistake. Thanks for explaining!
Nov 27, 2011 06:46:48   #
stickyvicki
 
I frogged the other night, unpicked 14 rows on the heel turn of a sock. Unpicking ssk and k2tog is very time consuming and a lot frustrating!
Nov 27, 2011 07:29:22   #
Peony21
 
stickyvicki wrote:
I frogged the other night, unpicked 14 rows on the heel turn of a sock. Unpicking ssk and k2tog is very time consuming and a lot frustrating!


I'm knitting a lacy scarf and I've lost count of the number of times I frogged - I almost gave up!!!! However, perseverance is the name of the game... got the hang of the pattern now...whew!
 
Nov 27, 2011 13:54:38   #
e.ridenh
 
stickyvicki wrote:
I've been reading a few of the active topics and have come across the words frog it quite a few times. What does it mean?

Thanks!

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Frog = going to the frog pond to rip-it, rip-it (out) - way back - rip-it sounds like the audio of a frog of reeb-it, reeb-it....someone attached that term to crafting with yarn; LOL!

Frogging would mean taking the needle out of the WIP and ripping back - Oops......reason to use a lifeline - Google for lifeline information - many different types to apply in ones knitting - and crucial with complicated patterns - particularly lace work.

Lifelines would be helpful, too in crocheting in Tunisian method where the loops do stay on the hook not unlike knitting. One may have to frog in crocheting, too but doesn't have to tink or literally un-crochet as the frogging is all that is needed.

Tink is knit spelled backwards and refers to unknitting stitches in a row to get back to a redo..... Knitting backwards....but unknitting! LOL!!

If you're a good tinker, one would call you Tinker Belle? LOL!!

Here's hoping your turkey day was super; Ours was!

Donna Rae
Nov 28, 2011 06:03:28   #
Elis
 
Depends on your stamping ground - in UK it means stitching on narrow braid to ornament a garment with swirls and loops and to make the button loops as with duffel coats. Check with the 19th century army officers' dress uniforms and the short jackets fashionable ladies wore to top their crinolines for examples of really skilful workings. And it can also be the pad in a horse's hoof. Not forgetting the little greenish amphibian! Isn't language just wonderful .....
Nov 28, 2011 07:40:23   #
jbweaver
 
I am an intermediate knitter, but a very experienced frogger.
Nov 28, 2011 08:56:17   #
joycevv (a regular here)
 
I'm so glad someone finally asked this question! I too had no idea what "frogging" meant. It's something I've had to do way too much of lately! Sometimes you can correct errors with a crochet hook but other times there's nothing for it but to frog!
Nov 28, 2011 10:41:28   #
Chana
 
jbweaver wrote:
I am an intermediate knitter, but a very experienced frogger.


I'm with you on this one, sometimes I think I frog better than knit,LOL
 
Nov 28, 2011 12:43:17   #
gy
 
im glad the question was asked also. now Purl Back? does that mean just purl when its time or instutions say?
Nov 28, 2011 13:29:10   #
taffy2
 
I was wondering that myself, also could it be a polite way of expressing ones self when you make a mistake, Oh Frog It!

Just wondering...lol
Nov 28, 2011 13:52:03   #
Cindy M
 
Frogging is undoing it and starting over. Tinking is the same thing but you're carefully doing it one stitch at a time so no stitches fall off the needle and run. I just got this mental picture of stitches with running shoes sprinting down the street. You know what I mean.

I cleaned up my language when my son's elementary school teacher reported he was saying naughty words he'd heard at home. Oops! The one I use now is from Charlie Brown of the Peanuts comic strip: Good grief!
Nov 28, 2011 13:54:16   #
Wynn11
 
jbweaver wrote:
I am an intermediate knitter, but a very experienced frogger.


lol So am I.....and also a very good tinker, too.
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