The Drop Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #14

Stitch Description

The Drop Stitch technique uses additional wraps around your working needle while knitting to create elongates stitches. Also called the Elongated Stitch, the effect is an airy and light open fabric with very nice drape. It’s a great way to introduce beginners to lace.

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Materials Used

Sock-Ease Yarn

Sock-Ease is a traditional fingering-weight sock yarn designed to produce flowing color patterns in a sophisticated palette. Great for socks, scarves and other accessories, Sock-Ease is finished with aloe vera to soften your hands as you knit or crochet.

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Montana Mountain Bocote Double Pointed Knitting Needles

These beautiful knitting needles are made from Bocote wood. This wood comes from Mexico and has a beautiful and unique grain pattern, creating dark swirls against a golden backdrop. Because of this wood’s striking, zebra-like contrasts, these needles are eye-catching. Montana Mountain Knitting Needles hand-makes these excellent tools in Seeley Lake, Montana.

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Knit Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Any number of sts

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Any number of sts.

  • Row 1:
  • 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.

  • Row 2: Knit all the stitches normally, releasing the wrapped stitches as you go.
  • Row 3: Knit all sts.
  • Row 4: Knit all sts.
  • Row 5: Knit all sts.
  • Row 6: Knit all sts.
  • Row 7: Knit all sts.
  • Row 8: Knit all sts.
  • Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length.

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