Learn to repair your knitting with this simple technique. The ability to unknit stitches allows you to remove mistakes without ripping out the work. The video shows you how to work back to the mistake by removing both knit and purl stitches. The ability to repair your work takes the fear out of knitting.

Unknit is often referred to as “tink”. Tink is the word knit spelled backwards. You will be just as clever with the new found repair skills!

6 thoughts on “Unknit

  1. Laura, I viewed nearly a dozen websites and videos to learn how to unknit and unpurl. Most were too fast, out of focus, poorly described, or even used a different approach to the steps. Your video was the only one that gave clear verbal explanations, clear close up images, and was consistent in how the unknit and unpurl were done. Pretty much the same method for both stitches and that was a tremendous help. Thank you ever so much for creating this tutorial. It was so easy to follow and then unknit/unpurl my own project. Delighted to have found you and now I will be following your pages always.

  2. Thanks so much for knitting Transient with me! My only tip is to work slowly and carefully. Once repaired, place a lifeline through this row to preserve your work. Good luck!

  3. Hello Michelle! Thanks for putting so much work into this site and your videos.

    I need to tink a row that includes k3tog tbl (working on your transient KAL). Is there a trick that you can share?


  4. Dear Michelle,

    I’ve learned so much from your videos, thank you! I was wondering if you’d be willing to make a video about unknitting cable stitches.


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