When I first learned to knit the drop stitch, I thought I was getting pretty fancy with my knitting. You see, it was the first non-knit or purl stitch I’d ever tried. The drop stitch is a great stitch to learn earlier on in your knitting career because you only have to know how to knit and yarn over to have success with it. As a matter of fact, depending on your pattern, you might not even have to purl to incorporate it into your knitting project at all. Pretty cool, eh?
Today I’ve got a new video tutorial to help you master the drop stitch if you’re new to it or looking for a quick refresher on the technique. In less than five minutes you can tackle this stitch to incorporate oh-so-simple openness to your knitting, which can add some neat visual interest without piling on the stress of a more complicated lace. Here you go:
See? Easy peasy! If you’re stuck or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments. :)
For those of you participating in the Read Along Knit Along (what’s that? see here), the drop stitch is incorporated in varying lengths to create staggered, oval-shaped openings throughout the Other People’s Houses shawl we’re knitting this month. Inspired by the book The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, the openness of the drop stitches is reminiscent of the fishing nets featured in the book. Our knit along pattern is fun and easy, so if you’re looking to knit your first shawl, this KAL is a great place to start.