Working on a knitting project is exciting as you wait to see the outcome of your hard work. But it becomes frustrating when seeing a stitch drop that creates a significant gap in knitting. Do not worry when this happens because fixing a dropped purl stitch is easy than you think. As soon as you see a stitch drop immediately grab a crochet hook and work on the purl stitch. If you have intermediate knitting skills then it is going to be a simple task.
- Two knitting needles
- One crochet hook
Grab the Dropped Stitch
Hook the loop of the dropped stitch using your fingers, the purl side should be facing you. Loop may be closer to the top or runs down many rows. In both ways, it helps pull the loop up. Insert a crochet hook from back to front through the loop.
Catching the first Cross Strand
Catch horizontal yarn strand using the crochet hook that is above the stitch on the crochet hook.
The hook should face up as you loop the cross strand making it simple to rescue the dropped stitch
Strand Pulling Through the Loop
Through the loop of the dropped stitch, pull the cross-strand. The first loop should drop off at the crochet hook end. It will leave the cross strand as the new loop.
While pulling the strand through the loop you need to hold the hook with the other hand. Ensure the correct loop is on the hook because the yarn may push and pull while doing this task
Work the Stitch to the Top
Until you reach the top you must repeat the process of catching a horizontal strand and pull it through the current loop
Placing the Stitch on the Needle
Using the crochet hook you can place the loop on the left needle
Make sure that the stitch is facing the right direction when you slide the stitch onto the needle
Continue purling with purl stitch back in place across the remaining row.
Now your task is completed and nobody can notice that once there was a dropped stitch.