How to rip back to a lifeline
Ripping back to a Lifeline
If You Mess Up After You Have Placed A Lifeline
If you mess up after you have placed a lifeline and are unable to repair the mistake any other way (such as by tinking, etc), you can safely 'frog' back to your lifeline.
1. Pull your needle out and gently rip the stitches of the mistake-ridden knitting until you reach the lifeline.
2. Reinsert your knitting needle into the stitches, carefully following the path of the lifeline. Be sure not to split the yarn and get every stitch!
Previous Step: How to Insert a Lifeline
Insert a lifeline by threading a yarn needle with some waste yarn and follow the path of your knitting needles.
Advanced Step: How to fix knit instead of purl
If you discover on the next row that you performed a knit when you should have purled or vice versa, this trick will help you correct it.