Don’t Panic – Repair Punchcard Mistakes

Punching your own punchcards can be rewarding.  Discovering a new-to-you machine knitting stitch pattern and bringing it to life is one of the many joys of machine knitting.

It’s easy to make mistakes, but just as easy to fix them … or alter a stitch pattern and make a new design!

  1. Cut a small piece of Scotch tape and paste from the back side of the card, blocking the mispunched hole.
  2. From the front side of the card, fill the hole with a cutting (punched out circle of card).  This sticks on the tape pasted from the back.
  3. Cover with another piece of Scotch tape from the front
  4. If the piece of tape is too large and covers a part of the holes around the one being corrected, carefully re-punch these holes.


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One thought on “Don’t Panic – Repair Punchcard Mistakes

  1. VB

    December 5, 2016 at 6:33pm

    Thanks for the tip, good idea!
    You don’t actually have to “fill” the hole though, a piece of sticky tape on both sides does the trick too – I’ve been doing that and it works perfectly.

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  4. UFA

    July 23, 2021 at 8:10pm

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