The dropped stitch

I am 99.99% sure that I dropped a stitch on the bottom of Jayne’s first sock when I photographed it to show my progress. Of course, I didn’t realize that until I was ready to graft the toe together and found I was short one stitch.  And I didn’t see it until I was ready to change from the mini circular needle to the double-point needles on the second sock to knit the toe. Click here for a better explanation of using circular vs. double-pointed needles for socks.

I wanted to get right on with the second sock and graft the toe of the first sock later, like in the morning with natural daylight.  Well, one thing led to another and I didn’t graft the toe until I needed those double-pointed needles to finish the second sock toe.

And that’s when I discovered the dropped stitch.  Way down on the heel/foot.  Tacking the stitch would cause a small but annoying bump that would feel like a large grain of sand with each and every step.

It’s that purple stitch.  Right there.

No, I didn’t rip out down to the offending stitch but picked up and knit that stitch all the way to where the toe section began.

It made a bit of a ridge on the bottom of the foot but I’m ready to finish the toe again, weave in the ends, and call them done.

I’m hoping the yarn ridge will relax somewhat and fix itself when I soak the finished socks.  Or am I kidding myself?


5 thoughts on “The dropped stitch

  1. Can you explain exactly how you fixed this problem? It just happened to me as I’m about to decrease for the toe and I have a live stitch just after the gusset 😭 but there is not two ladders and then somehow I ended up decreasing ??? It’s my first pair of socks!


    • Thanks for your comment and question. I don’t have an actual post on how to pick up a dropped stitch but I do have one where I explain how to drop a stitch way down into the knitting to correct a stitch and use a crochet hook to bring the stitch back up to the top.

      When you find the dropped stitch, use a crochet hook to “knit” it back up to the top of your knitting. If you don’t have a ladder to follow, you will have to pick up the yarn between the knit stitches.  You can do a search online for videos or pictures for a better explanation.  Here is a link to one such video: Go to the 7:02 time on the video for that information. There are many, many more videos about picking up dropped stitches. I hope this helps.

      Patti On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:46:24 +0000 Knitting


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