Sunday night, my intention was to try on my Creative Top-Down. The Oscars however, kept me glued to my chair. Instead, I decided to do some knitting that didn't require leaving the chair to put on a bra or get the tape measure. I chose to repair the curling neckline.
My normal approach to a repair like that would be to snip a stitch at the bottom of the neckline and unpick the work to unravel it back (in this case upwards) to the beginning. Then I would pick up the newly-freed stitches and re-knit a new neck trim.
But last night, because I didn't want to leave my chair to get the scissors, I simply wove the needle in and out (or over and under, depending on how you see it) the legs of the stitches at the base of the neckline. I could get the scissors and cut out the old trim during a commercial break.
My plan was to knit three rows of K1, P1 ribbing then a row or two of stockinet in the contrast colour. This would give me an unobtrusive neck trim that finished with a small rolled edge. The commercial break came after one row of ribbing and I laid down the knitting to grab the scissors. When I next looked at the neckline, it wasn't rolling. Flat as a pancake.
Still flat today, this old knitter has learned a new trick. I wonder if the fix of picking up at the base and working one row of ribbing would work for vertical edges too. I have a couple of those curlers
that need taming.
But whether it stays or whether it goes, I have learned a new trick. I am now envisioning where else I might use this trick. This knitter is happy.