If you have knitted lace and made a mistake you know how frustrating it is to frog it. It’s always a chance you accedentally miss an yo or a ssk and get lost in the pattern. Trust me, I’ve been there…
So I was very glad when I read about how not to loose your lace when frogging. It takes a little thinking ahead…
Take a thread or a laceweight yarn and thread it through the little hole in your interchangeble needles. Some people use dental floss but I’m not a fan of menthol in my lace so I use thread or laceweight yarn. Let’s call this extra yarn/thread our helper-yarn.
Knit as usual. See how the helper-yarn goes into all the stitches on the needle.
When you have reached the end of the row, tie both ends of the helper yarn together.
Leave the helper-yarn in and keep knitting. If you find a mistake you can frog your work and it will never go lower than the helper-yarn. That way you can frog and then put the stitches back on the needles without loosing yo’s, ssk’s and k2tog’s!
Use as many helper-yarns as you want. Leave them in until you are sure there is no need to frog. Then remove it and enjoy your lace project :)
(If you don’t have interchangeble needles just thread a tapestry needle with laceweight yarn or thread through all the needles on the hook, tie both ends together and knit as usual.)