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Step-by-step Guide to Picking Up Dropped Stitches in Knitting

30th January 2019

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Step-by-step Guide to Picking Up Dropped Stitches in Knitting

We’ve all been there – dropping a stitch has got to be the most common mistake made in knitting – but don’t worry, you don’t need to rip out your work.

The simplest way to save a dropped stitch is with a crochet hook. Choose a hook the same size or slightly smaller than your knitting needle.

Step 1: With knit side facing, insert a crochet hook into the dropped stitch at the bottom of the ladder.

Step 2: Catch the lowest strand of the ladder and pull it through the loop on the hook, from back to front.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 for each rung of the ladder until all stitches have been reworked. Return stitch to LH needle.

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