Introduction: Fixing a Dropped Stitch- and Making It Cute

Ask anyone who knits, they can tell you. Dropped stitches happen, and sometimes you do not notice until it is too late . When I just began knitting, I dropped a lot of stitches, but I have come up with a fun solution. Not only is it adorable, but i think there is something to be said for embracing a mistake.


knitted piece with dropped stitch



large needle


safety pin

Step 1: Step 1: Containing the Dropped Stitch

when you are knitting and drop a stitch, you have two options. You can either take out a bunch of stitches and redo the section, or you can hold the loops together with a safety pin and keep going. If you do neither, the dropped stitch could turn into a big run. Save yourself time and a headache, just stick a pin in it.

Step 2: Step 2: Closing It Up

I used what I believe is called a tapestry needle, and a yarn in a wildly contrasting color for visibility for this instructable. I took about 6 inches of yarn and hooked it through the loops which the pin had been holding. I then tied it off with a double knot. It is hardly visible on the other side, and when I use the same yarn as the base it looks seamless.

Step 3: Step 3: Making the Pom-pom

Of course you could leave it as is, but the little tie would still be visible, and pom poms are adorable. I did the simple fork method for my pom poms. This consisted of wrapping the fork with yarn, tying it off between the middle tines, slipping it off the fork, and cutting the loops. this is a very common method of pom pom making, but their are so many methods for different sizes, and so many great instructables detailing how to make them.

Step 4: Step 4: Attaching the Poms

I stitched through the base, then back through the pom pom and back into the base. I repeated this a couple times and tied it off, allowing the ends to hide in the pom pom. And there we have it! You can also repeat the step on the opposite side, thus insuring that the ties are covered entirely on both sides, if that matter for your project. Happy knitting!

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