How to Knit Backward (Tinking)

Example of Tinking

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit backwards or “tink”. Tinking is the process of un-knitting your work. You would do this if you made a mistake somewhere in your row, but you don’t want to rip out your work. Tinking allows you to undo your knitting and fix your mistake. Tink is knit spelled backward.

Also Known As: Knitting backwards, unknitting

Skill: Easy

Step 1: Insert your main needle into the hole directly below and behind the stitch on your working needle.

Step 2: Pull the stitch off your working needle and onto your main needle, undoing the stitching the process.

Repeat steps 1 – 2 until you have knit back to your desired stitch.

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