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((((((( Which row down from the needle is wrong and how many stitches are you talking about to undo somehow?

Maybe I can suggest something........
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JFletcher said:
I think I pearled when I thought I was knitting, so I don't think it's safe to say I knitted too many rows. The reason I say this is because I just noticed what a knit stitch looks like compared to a pearl stitch.

My question is, how do I remove an entire row?
 

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JFletcher said:
I think I pearled when I thought I was knitting (or is it garter stitch), so I don't think it's safe to say I knitted too many rows.

My question is, how do I remove an entire row?
turn your work, place the working yarn in your right hand and pull to put a bit of gentle tension on it, now use the tip of your right hand needle....go from the right side and poke ndl from the outside of your work thru the st below the left hand ndl and pick up TOWARDS you...continue doing this for several sts...

now move the yarn in your hand so that you can maintain that same gentle tension....repeat till you reach the end of the row, turn and you are right back where you started,

all the sts are on the ndl correctly...it will just take minutes, it's faster than knitting to tink ...tink = knit backwards and we ALL get really good at it...
 

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Thank you for your help. Unfortunately, when I was trying to tink, I missed a stitch. I tried to go back and collect it, but had a terrible time with more stitches falling off. It got out of control, so I undid the whole thing. Perhaps round two will be better. :)
 

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I feel your pain. As a newbie, I am getting better at 'undoing' my errors, but it is still very awkward for me. I'm undoing a bodice because when I knit it, it called for smaller needles. I did a sample and needed to go smaller on the needle size. Instead, I went bigger.....so the bodice is way too large! I'm undoing it now!
 

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Life lines have saved me many times. Take a contrasting thread and a tapestry needle and run it through each stitch against the needle. If you are working on a lace project I suggest you avoid the yarn over row and thread through the stitches on the next row. You can do the yarn over row but I find the next row easier. Also if you are using stitch markers be careful not to collect the marker with the thread.

I also knit back the row(s)but use a smaller needle so I can easily grab the stitch.

I also have just pulled the needle out and yarn until I get to where the mistake is then I carefully collect the stitches using the smaller needle. With this method you do need to be careful when you knit the next row that the stitches are not twisted
 
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