Dropped Stitches

Occasionally, a stitch may fall off your needle, in which case correct it by following one of the techniques described below. Dropped stitches are often the result of leaving work in the middle of a row.

Picking up a Dropped Knit Stitch

Picking up a dropped knit stitch1. Pick up both the stitch and strand on your right hand needle, inserting the needle from front to back.
Picking up a dropped Knit Stitch 12. Insert your left hand needle through the stitch only, from back to front. With your right hand needle only, pull the strand through the stitch to make the extra stitch. (Drop the stitch from your left hand needle).
Picking up a dropped knit stitch3. Transfer the re-formed stitch back to your left hand needle, so that it untwists and faces the correct way. It is now ready for knitting again.

Picking up a Dropped Purl Stitch

Picking up a dropped purl Stitch1. Pick up both the stitch and strand on your right hand needle, inserting the needle from back to front.
Picking up a dropped purl stitch2. Insert you left hand needle through the stitch only, from front to back. With your right hand needle only, pull the strand through the stitch to make the extra stitch. (Drop the stitch from your left hand needle).
Picking up a dropped purl stitch3. Transfer the re-formed stitch back to your left hand needle, so that it untwists and faces the correct way. It is now ready for purling again.

DROPPED STITCHES

Occasionally, a stitch may fall off your needle, in which case correct it by following one of the techniques described below. Dropped stitches are often the result of leaving work in the middle of a row.

Picking up a Dropped Knit Stitch

Picking up a dropped knit stitch 1. Pick up both the stitch and strand on your right hand needle, inserting the needle from front to back.
Picking up a dropped Knit Stitch 1 2. Insert your left hand needle through the stitch only, from back to front. With your right hand needle only, pull the strand through the stitch to make the extra stitch. (Drop the stitch from your left hand needle).
Picking up a dropped knit stitch 3. Transfer the re-formed stitch back to your left hand needle, so that it untwists and faces the correct way. It is now ready for knitting again.

Picking up a Dropped Purl Stitch

Picking up a dropped purl Stitch 1. Pick up both the stitch and strand on your right hand needle, inserting the needle from back to front.
Picking up a dropped purl stitch 2. Insert you left hand needle through the stitch only, from front to back. With your right hand needle only, pull the strand through the stitch to make the extra stitch. (Drop the stitch from your left hand needle).
Picking up a dropped purl stitch 3. Transfer the re-formed stitch back to your left hand needle, so that it untwists and faces the correct way. It is now ready for purling again.
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