3 Ways to Add a Life Line to Knitting
Learn how to add a life line to your knitting so you don’t lose your place if you make a mistake, and how to rip out your work and have the correct stitch ready for you when you re-knit in crochet.
What is a Life Line:
A life line marks a specific row that you know was correct and gives you a new starting point to pick up from, and it’s a simple thing to add to your knitting project. Learn three ways to add a life line with my video tutorial.
When adding a life line, make sure the contrasting color of the material chosen is in a contrasting color.
Adding a Life Line to Live Stitches:
Working on a circular needle is a little easier because you can move the stitches onto the cord, giving you more room to sew your need through. If you don’t want to split the yarn on your needle, you can sew the life line through your work with a tapestry needle.
Adding a Life Line After The Fact:
How do you select the right leg of each stitch and only work the stitches in the row you’re trying to capture when sewing a tapestry?
Circular Needles as a Life Line:
Instead of using thread as a life line, I prefer to use a much smaller circular needle, which allows me to knit directly from the needle rather than transferring from the life line to a needle as I normally would. NOTE: Using a smaller needle size has no effect on the stitch size.
What is a life line in knitting?
A lifeline is a stray thread or yarn that sits in your knitting and saves your stitches; no lace or cable knitting should be without one.
Where do you place the marker when knitting in the round?
To use a marker to show the beginning of your round, simply place the marker on the right-hand needle’s tip and join your work as usual; the marker will travel around your needle between the first and last stitch of your knitting once it is joined for knitting in the round.
Is knitting in the round difficult?
Knitting in the round is necessary for progressing beyond the basics; you might think it’s difficult or scary, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Knitting in the round is one of the most simple techniques to master.
What is Russian knitting?
Russian knitting is very similar to regular continental knitting, and the knit and purl stitches are worked in the same way.
How do you rip back a garter stitch?
Insert your needle into the first leg of the V in the garter stitch as well. Once you’ve inserted your needle all the way down the row, rip back the rows above the needle with the working yarn, and the stitches will be ready to go.
What does m1R mean in knitting?
To “make 1 right” (m1R), pick up the strand between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit with the left needle, bringing it from back to front.
What can I use as a place marker in knitting?
As stitch markers, use a few of these.
- Yarn: Make a slip knot on a small piece of scrap yarn, leaving an opening large enough for your needle to pass through.
- Safety pins:
- Old jewelry:
- Embroidery floss:
- Jewelry findings:
What does it mean to slip marker in knitting?
They can be used to mark a certain number of stitches, the start of a round, where to make a specific stitch, and more. To keep the marker in the same position, simply slip it from the left needle to the right (as you would a stitch).