row below the one with mistakes.
Take a needle
several sizes smaller than the one you are using to knit and pick
up one leg of each stitch in the row. If you do not have a smaller
needle you can use a blunt darning needle threaded with a length
of smooth, sturdy yarn.
Once you have
picked up all the stitches on the row, you can safely rip out the
You can knit
directly off the smaller needle as you continue your work or you
can transfer the stitches back onto your regular needle.
complicated work like Lace Knitting often place a safety line through
their stitches every three or five or ten rows just in case.