What do I do if I missed a stitch in knitting?

How do you fix a missing stitch in knitting?


  1. Insert your crochet hook into the dropped stitch. …
  2. Find the strand that connects the stitches in the row above. …
  3. Grab the strand with your crochet hook and pull the yarn through. …
  4. Repeat these steps until you used up all strands and you are back to your current row.
  5. Slip the stitch back to your left needle.

What happens if you accidentally drop a stitch in knitting?

To begin rescuing the dropped stitch, spread out all the stitches on your needle so that the loose strands of yarn above the dropped stitch are stretched out and clearly visible. Then, use another needle (preferable a doubled pointed needle) to pick up the dropped stitch.

How do you lose a stitch when knitting?

To do this, insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch and slip it to the right-hand needle without knitting it. Knit the next stitch. With the tip of the left-hand needle pass the slipped stitch over the second stitch. You’ve now worked a decrease and have one less stitch.

How do you find a dropped stitch?

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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What does dropping a stitch mean?

: to let a loop fall off a knitting needle.