Let me count the ways. When it comes to creating dropped stitches in your knitting, you gain the great advantage of adding an endless amount of variety by simply dropping your stitches…intentionally!
In the short video below, I’ll share a few ideas that you may want to jump off from to start exploring this technique, and then you’ll see why I think drop stitches are so divine! I’ll demonstrate two versions of the Basic Drop Stitch, as you’ll see illustrated in several of the designs in the book, including the Palladium Hat & Scarf.
In my book, The Divine Drop Stitch, it’s clear that I love to manipulate a variety of drop-stitch methods. Each of the techniques used either builds upon another version or is used on its own. In the book I present: the Basic Drop Stitch, Horizontal Strand Pick-Up Drop Stitch, Yarn Over Drop Stitch and Cluster Drop Stitch.
By using these methods in a variety of combinations, along with experimenting with various needle sizes, you can create a variety of shapes such as triangles and squares. You can also play with double strands of yarn, and embellishments such as fringe and beads.
If you’d like to share your feedback, I look forward to hearing from you. Please leave a comment on this post with your ideas!