Dropped edge stitches are scary. They make the edge of the fabric look so messy that it seems that the only way to fix it is to undo everything and start from scratch.
Fortunately, the hopelessness of this situation is just an illusion. Dropped edge stitches are fairly easy to fix when we understand what’s going on at that scary messy part of our project.
We’ve already discussed a simple way to fix a dropped edge stitch in a project worked in stockinette stitch or the one that has slip-stitch selvedges (you’ll find that tutorial right here).
Now, let’s see how we can fix the edge of a project worked in garter stitch, or the one decorated with garter stitch selvedges.
When all yarn loops at the edge of the fabric are fixed, resume working on your project as if nothing has ever happened. The section of the edge that we’ve just repaired might be a bit loose, but you will easily fix this imperfection when you block your project. Or, use the dry blocking technique to neaten the edge right away.
The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.
You will also receive three knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊
If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:
“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book
Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.
“Neat Side Edges” Book
Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.
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Dictionary of Knitting Symbols and Abbreviations – E-Book
Eastern (Russian) Knitting Simplified
How to Shape Neckline Without Binding Off Stitches – E-Book