Last week I showed you why my Hypernova was in time out:
|A knitter's worst nightmare. The unwanted hole!|
It had been sat like that for a while. I'd been afraid of having to fix it. I was terrified that in trying, I would somehow screw up, all the stitches sliding off the needles into a sad little heap, each stitch slowly unravelling as I desperately tried to fix it.
So it sat, hidden in my train-knitting-handbag, while I built up the courage to deal with it. To be honest, I have so many other projects on the go, it was easy to put it aside and forget about it. But I began to pine for my Wollmeise; I missed knitting it on the train every morning. And now I only have three weeks of train commuting left, I want to cram as much train knitting in as possible. There will be no knitting on my new commute, as I will be driving to work each day.
Last night, then. I decided to take a break from crocheting the rabbit (see yesterday's post for an update on that) and really wanted to knit something. As both of my current knit projects were in time out, my only option was to dig out Hypernova and have a go at fixing it.
|As if by magic, the hole disappeared!|
I started out thinking I could insert a lifeline a few rows below the mistake, but that proved far too complicated. Where was I meant to put the needle, that I would end up with the right stitches facing the right way at the end?
I had a closer look at the hole, and determined it was a rogue yarn over in the row below the row I was working on. Just under two rows wasn't too off-putting a prospect to unknit. The first row was mostly just purls, so that wasn't too bad. Undoing the right side row was more of a pain, as I had to reverse all the central double decreases. I ended up using my 2.5mm crochet hook to help pass the slipped stitches back over.
And then it was done! The rogue yarn over was removed, the two rows knit back, and another two rows added for good measure! Hypernova is back in the game!