If you are going to decide to drop rows to fix the lace pattern in your sock..do it when you are only a few rows above said problem..not 10-15.
Needless to say, the DPNs are there so I can rip out that entire section. I was unsure if I could get the needles in all the same row in any other portion. So I ripped out an entire repeat. Thank goodness it is a quick knitting repeat..That was Sunday, and I am ahead of where I was already.