How to Fix a Dropped Stitch

None of us are immune to the ever-problematic dropped stitch in a knitting project. Does it feel like an anxiety-inducing, moment or do you feel confident with your fixing capabilities? Most of us panic about this ladder of dropped stitches in our knitting – but fear not, help is on the way!

At the shop, we love the McPorter Stitch Tool for fixing dropped stitches. Add it to your notions bag and you’ll be able to fix any stitch mishaps, no matter where you are!

Here’s how to use the tool that came in the March Purl Diver Club shipment.

Step one: Don’t panic!

Step two: Insert your McPorter Stitch Tool into the stitch below the bottom “rung” of the ladder. Grab the bottom rung of the ladder and pull through the stitch on your tool. Repeat this process until you pull the final rung of the ladder through the last stitch on the tool.

Step three: Place the stitch back on your left needle and continue knitting! Make sure the right leg of the loop is in front of the needle.

Step four: Congratulate yourself.

This tutorial features the “Brainy” colorway dyed exclusively for us by String Theory Yarns on the Quince and Co. Yarn base Chickadee. This stunning green yarn was inspired by brain coral! Here’s a little information about the inspiration:

“Brain corals are found in shallow warm water coral reefs in all the world’s oceans. While diving in the Cayman Islands with my son Daniel, this one caught my eye with the unusual arrangement of the whirls in its structure. The lifespan of the largest brain corals can reach 900 years, and colonies can grow as large as 6 feet or more in height. Like other corals, brain corals feed on small drifting plankton, extending their tentacles to catch food at night. They also receive nutrients provided by the algae which live within their tissues. During the day, they use their tentacles for protection by wrapping them over the grooves on their surface. The surface is hard and offers good protection against fish or hurricanes.”

If you liked this tutorial, pin it on Pinterest! We’d love to see your WIP from our March Purl Diver Club shipment – be sure to share with us on Instagram using the #agysarasot and #purldiverclub hashtags!

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