What to do if you dropped a stitch?

What happens if you drop a stitch?

When you’re done no one will be any the wiser! A dropped stitch looks like this: a loose stitch with strands of yarn above it. To begin rescuing the dropped stitch, spread out all the stitches on your needle so that the loose strands of yarn above the dropped stitch are stretched out and clearly visible.

Can you leave a dropped stitch?

Pick up Dropped Stitch

Use your hook to pick up the dropped stitch from the front toward the back by scooping up from underneath. If the stitch is a little lost you may need to tug it out a bit with your fingers – Julie demonstrates how to do this in the video. You can also let it drop and grab the next stitch down.

How do you know if you dropped a stitch?

When you drop a stitch, it’ll cause your knitting to unravel, so find and secure it immediately. To find a dropped stitch, carefully spread out your stitches along the needle and slowly scan the row(s) below. The telltale sign of a dropped stitch is a horizontal strand of yarn that isn’t pulled through a loop.

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