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Old 12-25-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Dropped Stitch question
I'm a fairly new knitter and I've been working on my first "big" project, the Two-Toned Ribbed Shrug from Fitted Knits, and I'm down to my last few rounds for the ribbed collar before I'm done. The only problem is that I just realized that there is dropped stitch in the body. Is there any way to fix it without pulling it all apart? Or do I just need to bite the bullet and undo all my work to that point? Thank you for any help!
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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Did you check out the vid on picking up dropped sts in the Knitting Tips section?

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Pull the dropped stitch up as far as you can using the technique cam pointed you to, then tie it off on the back side. Put a small piece of yarn through the top loop, then work the ends into the adjoining stitches.
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Thank you sooo much! It took me 3 weeks of nonstop knitting to get this far and I would've cried to have to redo it. You are a lifesaver!!! Now to finish up those last few rounds.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Pull the dropped stitch up as far as you can using the technique cam pointed you to, then tie it off on the back side. Put a small piece of yarn through the top loop, then work the ends into the adjoining stitches.
run that by one more time...do you mean I have been all this time and there "is" a solution? Thank you..Cheley
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Yes, you can try it. If you've dropped a stitch a few rows back, you can use a crochet hook, or needle tip, and bring the `run' back up to the row you're on. If it's a lotts rows back, bring it up as far as you can (there won't be any extra yarn at some point) then put the loop, or head of the stitch to the WS, thread a little bit of yarn through it and weave the end into the sts next to it.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Yes, you can try it. If you've dropped a stitch a few rows back, you can use a crochet hook, or needle tip, and bring the `run' back up to the row you're on. If it's a lotts rows back, bring it up as far as you can (there won't be any extra yarn at some point) then put the loop, or head of the stitch to the WS, thread a little bit of yarn through it and weave the end into the sts next to it.
if you "weave" the end into the sts next to it, then you've lost a stitch? Right? Then what? Thanks Cheley
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:31 AM   #8
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if you "weave" the end into the sts next to it, then you've lost a stitch? Right? Then what? Thanks Cheley
Not all all. You're weaving in the ends of the yarn you used to secure the loop on the WS to keep that stitch from dropping again.
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Not all all. You're weaving in the ends of the yarn you used to secure the loop on the WS to keep that stitch from dropping again.
So you are "building up" a new stitch to accommodate the part that you lost? Thanks
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No you're right you'll have one stitch less. This technique is to be used if you've dropped a stitch waaaaay back and knitted maybe almost to the end if not finished it. If you can bring the stitch all the way up to the needles, then you put it on the needles, but sometimes the rows you did after the stitch dropped will be much too tight to fit it in. This way secures the stitch so you won't have a run in your knitting.
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