Worked like a charm!

and only took me half an hour for each side.

Before doing anything, I secured the stitches that I didn’t want to unravel.  The stitches for the front of the sweater are on the red stitch holder and I used a small stitch holder as a lifeline so I didn’t unravel too far down.  The first four stitches on the needle are the ones I worked with.I unraveled those four

and caught them on a smaller size double pointed needle (dpn). I made the two right-most stitches switch places with the two left-most stitches by putting them on a second needle, swinging it behind, and putting them back on the needle to the left of the other two.

Then I transferred them to the same size dpn that I’m using to knit the sweater.

I knit those four stitches using the “ladder rung” of the row right above.  I knitted four rows that way, then switched places again.  I repeated that all the way up to form my cable.

Here’s the before picture again:and the after picture:Much better, right?

I learned the technique of knitting stitches from the ladders in a class by Ann Budd on Craftsy (now Bluprint) called Save our Stitches.  Totally worthwhile class, by the way.  Up until then, I used a crochet hook to re-work stitches.  I still do if it’s one stitch, but with many it’s much faster to knit them.  And fun!

Now I can continue on my merry way!  🙂

Evelyn

About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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