When we make a stockinette fabric, the process of picking up a dropped stitch is quite straightforward – we knit unravelled strands one by one through the dropped stitch to rebuild the column of knitted stitches.
When we want to pick up a dropped stitch in a project worked in garter stitch, things get a bit more complicated. If we examine one side of a garter stitch fabric, we’ll see that the texture is formed by knit stitches in one row and purl stitches in the next row.
That means that when we pick up a dropped stitch, we should alternate knitting and purling the unravelled strands through that runaway stitch.
In this tutorial, we’ll see how we can do it step by step.
After the project is blocked, no one (even you!) will ever be able to tell that there was a dropped stitch in that part of your knitted creation.
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.
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