I've been dropping stitches to fix problems. I hate ripping and can hardly do it anymore unless I have to. I'll drop down a stitch or sometimes two to where I need to be and figure out HOW to fix it. Is there anything bad about this?
There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry, but there never seems to be enough time to knit.-Anon. (or to visit KH!)
I hope there's nothing wrong with it because I do it all the time! As far as when not to, I seem to remember (and forgive if I'm wrong because it's been a while since I've looked at it), that in Amy's video she says it might not be a good idea if there are increases or decreases involved since that could mess with your gauge. I suppose some stitch patterns may not be amenable to it either.
There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
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Dropping stitches down when you can to fix a problem is a sensible thing to do. (And there's no such thing as "cheating" in knitting!) Let your mantra be "There are no Knitting Police...there are no Knitting Police...".
Knitting is more like tying your shoes than it is like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time.