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Old 07-13-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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WAAAA! Dropped Stitches!!!
I'm so in need of help. I dropped not only one but 2 stitches in garter stitch.

Is there anyone out there that can ride on thier white horse and save me????!!!

I tried picking up the stitches but it's harder in garter stitch than stockinette.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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This video of Amy's may help you. I am very very sympathetic as I've always found it hard to pick up dropped stitches correctly and rarely do. Scroll down the page and there is a vid re 'dropped stitches'. I understand the principle but if I'm working with two yarns or fluffy mohair I inevitably don't pick the stitch up neatly etc. Luckily half the time it doesn't matter as such but I need to practice this more since I can rarely get it right:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/misc.php
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Originally Posted by Susan P. View Post
This video of Amy's may help you. I am very very sympathetic as I've always found it hard to pick up dropped stitches correctly and rarely do. Scroll down the page and there is a vid re 'dropped stitches'. I understand the principle but if I'm working with two yarns or fluffy mohair I inevitably don't pick the stitch up neatly etc. Luckily half the time it doesn't matter as such but I need to practice this more since I can rarely get it right:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/misc.php
Thanks! I did however finally, (after 1/2 an hour) figured it out! I started off looking like this:
I now feel like this:

Dropping a stitch in garter was tougher than in stockinette. I was able to fix my many dropped stitches in st st but not in garter until now. I had to use a crochet hook to do so. Thanks for the video, I love watching all the help tools here on this site. This site has been such a life savor for me!!!
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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Crochet hooks are the best way to pick up dropped stitches. I have quite a few and that's about all I use them for.
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