Do you know that horrible feeling you get when you look down at your knitting and realise that you've made a big mistake, and it's too far back to just unknit a row or two? I certainly do! Many people think that as you get more experienced at knitting, you stop making mistakes, but that's absolutely not the case! I think it was the Yarn Harlot who said that experienced knitters just make bigger mistakes more quickly, and she's ABSOLUTELY right!
Today's tutorial video is the knitting equivalent of saving a level in a computer game, or doing a back-up of an important computer file! Adding a lifeline is a simple way to "save" your work. It gives you a point where you can safely rip back to, and if you're new to learning lace I would recommend adding a lifeline after each row repeat of your pattern.
Hopefully you'll never need to rip back to a lifeline, but just in case, our video shows you both adding the lifeline and how to use it if your project goes to pot!
This video is part of our Something New to Learn About Lace series, that accompanies the book of the same name. You can purchase Something New to Learn About Lace as well as yarn kits to accompany the projects in the book over in our online shop.
Happy lace knitting!