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Old 11-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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knitting question - frogging waistband of finished pair of longies?

Weird question: Can I frog just the waistband of a pair of finished longies, then untwist the stitches where I reinsert my needles like I've done with a provisional cast on, and then reknit the waistband in the opposite direction, then bind off?

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Re: knitting question - frogging waistband of finished pair of longies?

Sure, you will have do do it stitch by stitch. It would almost be faster to knit a new pair.
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Re: knitting question - frogging waistband of finished pair of longies?

It's a pain but it's doable. I'd insert a lifeline and snip the row above it in several spots (so you don't have to thread the entire length of a row through every stitch) then put the held stitches on a needle and go.
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Re: knitting question - frogging waistband of finished pair of longies?

I can do it easily. But I knit my longies from the crotch out using the Looking Glass Longies pattern.
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Re: knitting question - frogging waistband of finished pair of longies?

Thanks for the responses, ladies! Very helpful!

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It's a pain but it's doable. I'd insert a lifeline and snip the row above it in several spots (so you don't have to thread the entire length of a row through every stitch) then put the held stitches on a needle and go.
Just wanted to let you know I am knitting your twisty trousers pattern for the first time literally right now and I love it! It's so well written!
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Thanks for the responses, ladies! Very helpful!


Just wanted to let you know I am knitting your twisty trousers pattern for the first time literally right now and I love it! It's so well written!
Aw that's great, I'm so glad you like the pattern!
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