Dropped stitches are not a disaster. It will happen from time to time, but if you keep a locking stitch marker with you, you can always secure the live stitch and fix it later. If you don’t, use a scrap of yarn to tie around the wayward stitch.
What happens if you drop a stitch?
When you’re done no one will be any the wiser! A dropped stitch looks like this: a loose stitch with strands of yarn above it. To begin rescuing the dropped stitch, spread out all the stitches on your needle so that the loose strands of yarn above the dropped stitch are stretched out and clearly visible.
How do you know if you dropped a stitch?
When you drop a stitch, it’ll cause your knitting to unravel, so find and secure it immediately. To find a dropped stitch, carefully spread out your stitches along the needle and slowly scan the row(s) below. The telltale sign of a dropped stitch is a horizontal strand of yarn that isn’t pulled through a loop.