What to do when you’ve dropped a stitch?

Can you leave a dropped stitch?

Sometimes a dropped stitch can work to your advantage. If you notice an error several rounds down from your needles, you don’t need to unknit or unravel back to that point. You can correct stitches by intentionally dropping a stitch, creating a ladder, and then picking up the stitch correctly.

How do you know if a stitch is dropped?

When you drop a stitch, it’ll cause your knitting to unravel, so find and secure it immediately. To find a dropped stitch, carefully spread out your stitches along the needle and slowly scan the row(s) below. The telltale sign of a dropped stitch is a horizontal strand of yarn that isn’t pulled through a loop.

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