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Old 08-15-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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Dropped stitch scarf
Oh the projects and oh the ideas! I'm wanting to make a friend a scarf for her birthday next month. I found a pattern for a dropped stitch scarf on ravelry that I love. I just don't see how when the stitches are dropped that it doesn't unravel. The pattern is:
o Row 1: K6, *YO, K1, YO twice, K1, YO 3 times, K1, YO twice, K1, YO, K6*,
repeat between ** across.
o Row 2: Knit across, dropping all the yarnovers as you go.
o Row 3 & 4: Knit
o Row 5: K1, *YO, K1, YO twice, K1, YO 3 times, K1, YO twice, K1, YO, K6*,
repeat between ** across, ending with a K1 instead of K6.
o Row 6: Knit across, dropping all the yarnovers as you go.
o Row 7 & 8: Knit

Can someone explain this to me because I've accidently dropped stitches before and the several rows before that unravel in that one area. So how does this work?

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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My guess would be that because the yarn overs are not stitches connected to previous rows it can't unravel anything.

Does that make sense??? I would do a small swatch and try it out if I were you!! lol
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Yes, there are drop stitch pattern that are formed with YOs and knit for a few rows or the whole length of the item, but they only drop down to where the YOs were made. It's an extra stitch added so there's no sts below it to drop as well.
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It's an easy scarf. I'm making it--my first intentional yarnovers! When you yarnover you are increasing so these stitches are not connected to any below them. When you drop them you aren't unraveling anything else. You only drop the yarnovers.
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That's what I thought would happen, but since I've never done an intentional dropped stitch I was a little nervous.

Cyndi, I love doing YOs. They are so fun and easy and make the pieces so pretty. I can't wait to see what yours looks like.

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I had an advantage starting it in that a gal at Knit Night was making it and I watched! Mine was about six inches long but it came off of the needles. I will post a picture when it's done. What yarn are you using?
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I'm thinking of using Vanna's Choice, I think it's the Autumn one that is varigated. I have two more projects a head of it that I plant on finishing in the next few weeks and then I'm starting it. I can't wait to see what yours looks like. What yarn are you using?
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I am using Trendsetter something. It's on the tip of my tongue. Let me check my Ravelry stash!
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