Dropped stitches are not the end of the world! Learn how to pick them up and save yourself from ripping out knitting just to fix one dropped stitch.
It’s really pretty easy, especially in stockinette fabric. All you need is a crochet hook (and maybe a locking stitch marker to make sure that stitch doesn’t run away any further.)
Here’s a video showing you the process:
Hopefully this is helpful to you, and will give you confidence the next time you drop a stitch!
(If you really want to gain confidence with this technique, try casting on a small swatch, and then drop a stitch on purpose – and practice picking it up!)
Next week I’ll show you how this works in garter stitch fabric, because it’s a tiny bit trickier in that!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!