Monday, September 9, 2013

Link to Love: Embracing the Dropped Stitch

When I knit, I knit carefully.  I prefer a slow tempo that yields precise stitches, and the precision of those stitches makes the perfectionist in me deeply happy.

If I drop a stitch (gasp!), I hold my breath while I carefully pick it back up again with a crochet hook.  Tiny beads of sweat appear on my forehead.  I scrutinize the picked-back-up stitch for evidence of the train wreck.  I only breathe again when I'm sure everything's back on track.

Perhaps I cling to knitting perfection a little too tightly, but I can't help myself.

Are you the same way?

Prepare to have your mind blown by this knitting tutorial from We Are Knitters!  Seriously, click on that link.  It's a technique where you drop a stitch on purpose and then pull on your work so it ends up looking like this:

Image via We Are Knitters

Cool, right?  I can't wait to try it.

Embrace the dropped stitch!  (Eek!)


  1. what a great idea :)

  2. Beautiful yarn :)
    Have you seen the pattern Clapotis, on ravelry? It's all about dropping stitches :D

  3. I am the same way when I knit... I try not to worry about how fast I'm going because dropped stitches make me panic! lol I'm still really new also so I'm hoping that will change

  4. they look like hair braids :) thanks for sharing the link!


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