Quick Answer: How do you know if a stitch is dropped?

What does a dropped stitch look like?

When you’re done no one will be any the wiser! A dropped stitch looks like this: a loose stitch with strands of yarn above it. 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.

Why are there gaps in my knitting?

One of the most common problems new knitters have is that their knitting doesn’t stay the same width as they work because they are inadvertently either adding or subtracting stitches as they go. This can result in unintentional holes appearing in their knitting pattern, which no one wants.

Why do holes appear in my knitting?

Usually, it happens in stitch patterns that have both knits and purls in the same row. The hole appears when you bring the yarn to the front of the work as if for purling, then realise that the next stitch is a knit according to your pattern, and knit that stitch without moving the yarn to the back of the work.

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