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I am working on my first soaker using the LTK pattern. I have already made a few pair of longies but this is the first soaker I've made and I somehow put the short rows on the front flap instead of the back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br>
I'm really angry with myself for making such a stupid mistake but I'm wondering if I should just continue like this or rip it all out or just give up. I think this soaker would have turned out really cute too because I dyed the ribbing orange, red, and yellow and was going to trim the legs with that as well. Ugh.<br><br>
Any advice?<br><br>
Update:<br>
Okay I was still on the row with the cast off stitches so I just pulled out that one row and redid the next row again. So now instead of working on the front flap first, I am working on the back. I've done the *row1 row2* part the required 3 times but now I'm confused again. The instructions say "Then, switch to:<br>
Row 1: slip 1, knit 1, etc"<br><br>
My question is after I finished the repeat rows, I need to purl this next row b/c I'll be working on the WS (since I just finished a knit row). So I'm confused since the instructions say to knit this row and THEN purl the second row. Shouldn't it be the other way around??
 

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As far as I know, the short rows are the only thing that distinguishes the front from the back (until you get to the end and decrease at the leg holes).<br><br>
How far along are you? If you haven't divided front and back and started the leg holes, can't you just make the front the back and the back the front? (am I making sense?)<br><br>
You can always email Theresa, as I hear she is good about helping out. Or, if you HAVE already divided and finished the leg holes, you can rip it out just to where you have divided, instead of starting all over. HTH
 

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I haven't made an LTK, but I dont think anyone will know if you just switch front and back, as suggested above. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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yup, as long as you haven't split the legs yet, you can just swap front for back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Even if you have alreayd split, just rip back to the split and make sure you work the front flap on the side without short rows <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Between the part that you repeate three times and the part where you start the slip 1, knit 1, etc. you may have skipped this line: Purl one row, making sure to slip 1st stitch. Look closely at your instructions. I actually retyped mine so I could just have the numbers instead of circling them for my size and I found all sorts of things I hadn't seen on the first two soakers I made.
 
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