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Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Friendly Scarf Project, Square 9/10

The dropped stitch gives an inch (more or less) and you feel like you've gained a mile in your project in not much time. Plus it's a fun design element to show off your more-interesting yarns.

Dropped seed stitch
On the loom

The dropped stitch is as easy as the first stitch you probably learned — the e-wrap. Knit your first peg. Next, e-wrap that same peg as many times as the pattern dictates. (You might run out of room after four wraps though.) DO NOT knit over the e-wraps. Continue onto the next pegs in the pattern. When you have completed your row, you should have several wraps secured on each peg.

If you are knitting in the round, you can continue onto the first peg in the next row. First, pick off the extra loops you e-wrapped. Don't worry, you won't lose your stitch. Then knit the peg and continue on.

If you are knitting flat, like these scarf squares have been, you won't be able to release the e-wraps on Peg 1 on this row. That is because they haven't been secured. So you're going to skip (slip) the first stitch and you'll release those e-wraps on the next row.

As you release your wraps, tug gently to pull through the dropped stitches. They will hang nice and neat.

Normally, dropped-stitch patterns have several rows of garter or stockinette between. Just for a different spin, I used seed stitch instead.

Dropped seed stitch

Dropped seed stitch
Multiple of 2 sts. plus edge sts., knit flat
Row 1: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 2: *(P1 K1), rep from *
-- Repeat Rows 1-2 four times or as many as desired. --
Row 9: *(K1, e-wrap 3 times), rep from *
Row 10: *(Drop 3 sts., K1 on same peg), rep from *

5 comments:

  1. I can't figure out these directions. I am more of a video type person. I wish I understood it because it is pretty.

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  2. Hello! If it's the drop stitch part that is hard to visualize you can check out this video by Isela Phelps ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQFukKClrs

    There are a lot of good loom-knitting videos on YouTube. Happy watching and looming!! :-)

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  3. Love the pattern you created with these stitch combinations.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers, Karen
    www.knittingwithlooms.blogspot.com

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  4. maybe it would be easier if there was another line saying repeat rows 1-9 to desired length.

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