Yarn School:How to run a safety line

In case you missed it in our newsletter, here it is again. Running a safety line in your knitting means being able to take out mistakes without losing your place.

Frogging is when you pull your work entirely off the needles, and tug the yarn out for numerous rows. It’s called “frogging” because when you frog, you “rip-it, rip-it” out. It’s good to have a sense of humor about your knitting mistakes, isn’t it?

Safety Lines (also called lifelines) go hand-in-hand with frogging. A safety line is a piece of scrap yarn, dental floss, wire, or anything else which you can string through an entire row of stitches to which you wish to frog back. You can frog with confidence if you know that your work cannot unravel past the safety line.

Just be sure that you grab the right leg of each stitch and that they’re all in the same row.



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