How do I pick up a dropped knitting stitch from several rows back?

How do you pick up a dropped stitch in a finished project?

Picking up a dropped stitch in your knitting is easy enough when the piece is on your needles. You simply hook it up, and slide the live stitch back onto your needle.

How do you find a dropped 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.

What tool is used to pick out if you drop a stitch while knitting?

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. Then, use another needle (preferable a doubled pointed needle) to pick up the dropped stitch. We’ll call this the safety needle.

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