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miccisue
11-23-2007, 07:31 PM
Yesterday at Thanksgiving dinner, I was asking my 27 year old niece what she wanted for Christmas, and she said she wanted a "knitting book". It's been a while since she sat down and knit, so she's wanting a book about the basics. Personally, I'm thinking about the KH DVDs and maybe a small book to go with it. The videos are the absolute best, but if she takes something on a trip or something and doesn't have access to them, the book would be helpful.
Anyway, as she talked, she said she wanted to see how to do a stitch she kept calling a "dropped stitch". To me, a dropped stitch is a not fun thing; but she tried to describe it to me...she said you wrapped the yarn around the needle several times, then did a stitch, and it made this long stitch. The visual picture she was giving me was that you did several of these, and all I could picture was a fence. Does anyone know what the heck she's talking about? I am totally baffled.........and it's driving me nuts. That stitch description just sounds too wonky to be real.
I'm confused. Does anyone have any insight as to what she'd be talking about?
Thanks for any help!!!!

Jan in CA
11-23-2007, 07:36 PM
Yep, a drop stitch or elongated stitch is just that. You wrap the yarn more than once on each stitch across the row. On the next row you knit normally and let the extra loops just fall off.

Scroll down to decorative stitches to see it.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/../videos/advanced-techniques)

boo1
11-23-2007, 07:52 PM
:knitting: My kind of stitch!

ecb
11-23-2007, 08:48 PM
Anyway, as she talked, she said she wanted to see how to do a stitch she kept calling a "dropped stitch". To me, a dropped stitch is a not fun thing; but she tried to describe it to me...she said you wrapped the yarn around the needle several times, then did a stitch, and it made this long stitch.
I work with kids 15 and under, so I speak WONKY sometimes
I also know this stitch, and am impressed with how well she described it to you. I know (from experience) it is VERY hard to keep explaining something someone does not understand, and for a teen to stick with it :thumbsup:.
My advice for a book wold be "Simply fabulous knits (http://www.paradoxalpress.com/store/book/0715321773.htmd)"
Have a great holiday Shopping Spree for your Neice.

ecb

feministmama
11-23-2007, 09:15 PM
How about this book?

http://www.powells.com/biblio/71-9780764596407-0