Drop Stitch

The Drop Knitting Stitch Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

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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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Any number of sts

Stitch 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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