Just drop 'em (sometimes)
03/07/2017                       #699
Dropped stitches don't have to be scary. 
Dropped stitches can, in fact, be kind of fun—when they're planned! 

We've used dropped stitches in quite a few Berroco patterns. They create extra-wide columns of space between stitches, and are perfect for warm-weather garments (but can also add interesting elements to winter accessories). 

They're easy to work, too, but do require some planning. As you can see in this video for our free Kabak pattern, you'll want to pay attention to how you set up the dropped stitch column. 
Dropped Stitch
Kabak is a free vest knitting pattern that uses carefully placed dropped stitches to add a clever structural element. 
As you see in the video, dropped stitches are created simply by dropping stitches and raveling the stitch all the way down to the base. 
Dropped stitches, worked horizontally, are used in Burkina from Norah Gaughan Vol. 16. 
Dropped stitches are inserted into the bottom of the cables in Cloos, a free capelet pattern. 
Bristol Ivy's Anniu Top from Berroco Portfolio Vol 3 puts the dropped stitches on the bias. 
And then there are the times that we drop stitches without meaning to, but it's not the end of the world! We've got another video demonstrating how to fix dropped stitches for those times when you're not looking for that design element. 
How-To: Fixing a Dropped Stitch
If you want to practice dropped stitches, this week's free pattern is a great option! Windlass combines dropped stitches and easy elongated stitches in a top-down triangular shawl. The pattern calls for two balls of Berroco Remix®.
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Happy knitting,


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