How to put a lifeline in your knitting

In this DROPS video we show how to put a lifeline into your knitting.

When you knit lace and other patterns adding a so called lifeline can save you a lot of trouble. After finishing a full repeat of pattern, sew a strand of yarn, or like we do a strand of dental floss through all sts on needle. If you then a few rows later mess up, you can easily and safe unravel back to the sts on the lifeline, put sts back on needle and give it a new shot. After next repeat, add one more lifeline. Using dental floss is great since you will not have any trouble pulling it out of the work later, and also being thin but never will break.

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Comments (14)

Craftonwheels 16.10.2014 - 16:05:

Fantastic idea, will be using this later as I've messed up on my cable pattern. If only I came across this idea earlier, but will use from now on. Kind regards and many thanks.

Babli 19.01.2013 - 08:10:

Superb idea, had I seen before, I could have saved a lot of re knitting

Mamie42 06.12.2012 - 12:02:

Une superbe idée qui évite bien des déboires , merci

Joyce Sullivan 28.10.2012 - 03:14:

Je viens de défaire 14 rangs d'un chandail à 5 motifs et de reprendre le tout cela aurait pu être si simple si j'avais regardée cette vidéo avant! merci

Gill 10.10.2012 - 21:44:

Brilliant idea. Perfect for lace shawl I am about to start

Gill 10.10.2012 - 21:44:

Brilliant idea. Perfect for lace shawl I am about to start

Marion 23.03.2012 - 17:44:

Na das nenn ich ja mal ne tolle Idee, sehr wirkungsvoll und doch einfach

Kariñe 21.03.2012 - 15:50:

Oh! If I have done this before... ;-)

Jutta 28.01.2012 - 12:03:

Sehr guter Tipp. Genial.

Lakshmi 09.01.2012 - 14:00:

Yes the dental floss idea is good specially for lace and also for cables too.

Audrey 08.01.2012 - 23:54:

Très bonne idée! Ça évite beaucoup de tracas, merci beaucoup!

Gloria Hieser 01.12.2011 - 23:54:

Awesome!!! Great tip and very helpful. Now I have to make sure I buy unflavered dental tape for my knitting! Although minty fresh knitting may not be a bad idea :)

Debra 20.11.2011 - 22:38:

I like it!

Silvia 18.11.2011 - 07:27:

Great tip!!

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