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Old 03-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Help! Dropped a stitch 2 rows down!
I just noticed that I dropped a stitch on my blanket about 2-3 rows below. I watched one of Amy's videos that showed how to fix a stitch that was a few rows below (I think it was a purl that should have been a knit) but I'm not sure if I can use that as there is no stitch above it-I've just knit over it. Also I'm entirely sure if it's on a knit row or a purl row- if I'm doing the math right, I THINK it's a knit row. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying not to panic.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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It looks to me like you could ladder down from the red stitch, then latch up the dropped stitch from the front, but you'd need to check your stitch count out first to make sure your pattern is maintained.
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Thanks. I'm very much still a beginner, so if I may ask, how do I ladder down if there is no stitch above it? Also since it is on the border of the red, how do I maintain the intarsia stitch between the colours? Thanks again.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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We have videos here linked at the top of the page.
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you might want to transfer your stitches to another needle up to the point where you have your dropped stitch. I usually use a crochet hook and you should be able to see where you have your mistake, if you TAKE out a few of the stitches around the dropped stitch. You might want to practice on a swatch. If I had your knitting in my hand, I would LOVE to fix it! There is a satisfaction of being able to fix things like this! GOOD LUCK!
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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Don't panic, it can be fixed. Another option is to pull the dropped stitch to the back and secure it with a piece of yarn by running it through the stitch and then weaving in the ends. Do count and see if your count is off. I sometimes actually slip a stitch and leave a yarnover on the needle and then without noticing knit the yarnover. You may have done that, I can't tell by looking. If you did your stitch count will be correct. If it is a true dropped stitch and you don't manage to hook it back to up to the needle, you'll need to increase one to make up for it.


ETA This is stockinette. It doesn't matter whether it was on the knit side or the purl side. Your fix will be done on the knit side and all stitches will be knits for the repair. HTH as it's one less thing to be concerned about. Looking again, I think it really is a dropped stitch.
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Here's a more extreme example of a dropped stitch: 2 dropped sts, 8 rows down. The method of fixing it is the same however. As GG said, the fix is from the knit side so that's all you need to think about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rQ1lm49I6Q
For a single stitch, you can use a crochet hook if you'd like. It works fine and the stitches will even out with a gentle tug when you're finished.
It's probably easier to bring this stitch up to the working needle with the white yarn and then consider whether it's ok like that or whether you need to change the stitch to a red stitch.
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Originally Posted by adichappo View Post
Thanks. I'm very much still a beginner, so if I may ask, how do I ladder down if there is no stitch above it? Also since it is on the border of the red, how do I maintain the intarsia stitch between the colours? Thanks again.
If you latch up the white as salmonmac mentioned and find it should be red, you could duplicate stitch over a couple or so white with red yarn to maintain the pattern if you have to. Or if you have enough slack in your red, you might be able to pick up the red and knit it...
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Thank you all for the advice! After watching the video Salmonmac posted, I felt confident enough to try and fix it. And it worked! It added back the missing white stitch to my row and you'd never know anything was a miss

Thanks again to everyone! Now...on ward!
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