Mistakes, that is. The trick is figuring out how to fix them.
I found this one over the weekend, when showing someone my Rogue. Waaaaaaaaayyyy down towards the BEGINNING of the body, I had snagged only one ply of the yarn, creating a very weak little stitch. It was holding things together, but I could tell that the poor thing just wouldn’t last long.
Can you imagine? The first time I wear Rogue, a huge hole suddenly appears??
I would cry. There would be tears. Puffy face. Embarrassing sniffling. Not pretty.
I did the only thing I could... I dropped the stitch down to the weak point and picked the entire line back up.
You find the stitch on the needle that corresponds to the weak one, and let it drop off the needle. Just make sure you catch it when it reaches the stitch you want to fix. A crochet hook is perfect for just such occasions. I highly recommend that you have one in your knitting bag of tricks.
For knit stitches you lay the fabric with the right side facing you and put the crochet hook from front to back through the first good stitch below the problem stitch. Catch the first strand of yarn right above that stitch and pull it under and through the stitch on the hook. Let the first stitch drop. Repeat until you have essentially reknit the entire line.
Good as new. No crying.