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Nov 29, 2011 11:19:59   #
oiseau
 
A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 different skeins of yarn. You cut 3-yard lengths of each one, tie them together and knit.
I just finished the last type and find that the first two rows stick out like a sore thumb. How can I remove them without ripping out the other rows? Thanks for your help.
Robin
 
Nov 29, 2011 11:41:27   #
Deb-Babbles
 
That is a hard one. I would put a life line in where you want to keep the stitches. Then cut the yarn below this one and rip from there down. You would have to pick up the stitches from the life line and finish in the way you want. It takes work but I know if you take your time it can be done...
Good Luck..
Nov 29, 2011 17:29:03   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
oiseau wrote:
A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 different skeins of yarn. You cut 3-yard lengths of each one, tie them together and knit.
I just finished the last type and find that the first two rows stick out like a sore thumb. How can I remove them without ripping out the other rows? Thanks for your help.
Robin
this is totally do-able since it is only a couple of rows.... undo or cut the beginning knot and then unravel from that end.... when you get to the end of the first row it will be inside a loop...just pull the string thru that loop and then unravel the next row, repeating at each end till you get to the end of the ones you want to remove. when you get the last row removed, slip a needle into the live stitches and knit the opposite way for a row or two with another yarn that you like and then bind off... you have the opportunity to lengthen as much as you like ...
Nov 30, 2011 11:05:37   #
MKjane
 
deemail wrote:
oiseau wrote:
A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 different skeins of yarn. You cut 3-yard lengths of each one, tie them together and knit.
I just finished the last type and find that the first two rows stick out like a sore thumb. How can I remove them without ripping out the other rows? Thanks for your help.
Robin
this is totally do-able since it is only a couple of rows.... undo or cut the beginning knot and then unravel from that end.... when you get to the end of the first row it will be inside a loop...just pull the string thru that loop and then unravel the next row, repeating at each end till you get to the end of the ones you want to remove. when you get the last row removed, slip a needle into the live stitches and knit the opposite way for a row or two with another yarn that you like and then bind off... you have the opportunity to lengthen as much as you like ...
quote=oiseau A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 ... (show quote)

With all respect, I don't think you can unravel knitting from the bottom up. Maybe you mean to "unwork" it stitch by stitch, pulling the loose end through each stitch, since it's only a couple of rows.
Nov 30, 2011 13:48:14   #
oiseau
 
Thank you all for your suggestions. I'l try MKjane's technique and keep my fingers crossed.
Nov 30, 2011 15:52:01   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
MKjane wrote:
deemail wrote:
oiseau wrote:
A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 different skeins of yarn. You cut 3-yard lengths of each one, tie them together and knit.
I just finished the last type and find that the first two rows stick out like a sore thumb. How can I remove them without ripping out the other rows? Thanks for your help.
Robin
this is totally do-able since it is only a couple of rows.... undo or cut the beginning knot and then unravel from that end.... when you get to the end of the first row it will be inside a loop...just pull the string thru that loop and then unravel the next row, repeating at each end till you get to the end of the ones you want to remove. when you get the last row removed, slip a needle into the live stitches and knit the opposite way for a row or two with another yarn that you like and then bind off... you have the opportunity to lengthen as much as you like ...
quote=oiseau A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 ... (show quote)

With all respect, I don't think you can unravel knitting from the bottom up. Maybe you mean to "unwork" it stitch by stitch, pulling the loose end through each stitch, since it's only a couple of rows.
quote=deemail quote=oiseau A friend gave me a sc... (show quote)
i'm sorry, but it does work as i outlined...the whole row will unravel and then you pull it thru the last edge stitch... done it several times.
 
Nov 30, 2011 16:37:21   #
MKjane
 
deemail wrote:
MKjane wrote:
deemail wrote:
oiseau wrote:
A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 different skeins of yarn. You cut 3-yard lengths of each one, tie them together and knit.
I just finished the last type and find that the first two rows stick out like a sore thumb. How can I remove them without ripping out the other rows? Thanks for your help.
Robin
this is totally do-able since it is only a couple of rows.... undo or cut the beginning knot and then unravel from that end.... when you get to the end of the first row it will be inside a loop...just pull the string thru that loop and then unravel the next row, repeating at each end till you get to the end of the ones you want to remove. when you get the last row removed, slip a needle into the live stitches and knit the opposite way for a row or two with another yarn that you like and then bind off... you have the opportunity to lengthen as much as you like ...
quote=oiseau A friend gave me a scarf kit with 6 ... (show quote)

With all respect, I don't think you can unravel knitting from the bottom up. Maybe you mean to "unwork" it stitch by stitch, pulling the loose end through each stitch, since it's only a couple of rows.
quote=deemail quote=oiseau A friend gave me a sc... (show quote)
i'm sorry, but it does work as i outlined...the whole row will unravel and then you pull it thru the last edge stitch... done it several times.
quote=MKjane quote=deemail quote=oiseau A frien... (show quote)

Thanks! I learned something!
Dec 2, 2011 02:57:30   #
lynnw
 
These sound like great kits. What is their name, type of yarn etc so I can do a search for them. Lynn
 
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