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How to Knit The Drop Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the drop stitch. This technique uses additional wraps around your working needle while knitting to create elongates stitches. The effect is an airy and light open fabric with very nice drape. It’s a great way to introduce beginners to lace.

Also known as: elongated stitch.

Skill: Beginner



Step 1: Take your working needle and insert the tip into the first stitch on your main needle, knit wise.

Step 2: Wrap you working yarn around the knitting needle three (3) times.

Step 3: Pull the wrapped yarn through the stitch on your main needle as you would if knitting.

Repeat Steps 1-3 to the end of the row.


Knit all the stitches normally, releasing the wrapped stitches as you go.

Example of the drop stitch with garter stitch

Example of the drop stitch with garter stitch




    January 20, 2013

    Very helpful

  2. Valérie

    February 23, 2013

    Well done ! Easy to understand