Safety lines allow you to protect your knitting from dropped stitches by only allowing things to unravel to your most recent safety line. I used the safety line technique when I was working on knit garters for my wedding.
I created the following video for AllFreeKnitting.com to demonstrate how I use safety lines. The video is broken in to four sections:
- Part 1 (0:02): Why use safety lines.
- Part 2 (1:01): Adding the safety line to your knitting.
- Part 3 (3:23): Knitting past the safety line.
- Part 4 (3:46): Removing the Safety Line
Safety Lines: How to Protect Your Knitting