Monday, 29 April 2013

Wrap Drop Stitch Tutorial + Wrap Drop Scarf

The Wrap Drop stitch is a very easy stitch that has the added bonus of looking great. It's very quick and can add length to your knitting without using too much wool.



How to do the Wrap Drop Stitch

Cast on any number of stitches, I would suggest around 20 when learning.

Knit two or three rows. When using the wrap drop stitch, I would suggest that you don't begin or end your piece with wrap drop rows.

Wrap Row - Pick up your first stitch as if you were going to knit it. Wrap your yarn around the right hand needle three times, as shown in the photo below. Then, loop the stitch off the left hand needle as you would when knitting normally. You should now have three stitches on your right needle instead of one. Do this with every stitch along the row.

Wrap row

Drop Row - Knit into the first stitch on your left needle, let the next two stitches fall off the needle, it should feel like they naturally want to do that. Do this along the row, at the end, count your stitches to make sure you have the same number as you originally cast on with.

Ta da! You've done it! Just make sure when you use this stitch, you do at least a couple of knitted rows between your wrap drop rows.
Wrap Drop Scarf


Now you know how to do the wrap drop stitch, I would suggest you practice it and show it off by knitting a wrap drop scarf!

You will need:
6mm needles
One 100g ball of DK yarn (You may find you don't even need all of it)

Pattern

Cast on 25 stitches

Rows 1-5: Knit across

Row 6: Wrap row

Row 7: Drop row

Repeat these seven rows until your scarf is as long as you want it.

Last 5 rows: Knit across

Bind off and weave in ends.


3 comments:

  1. I an a very novice knitter but looove this stitch! Thanks so much for the pattern and tutorial!
    Susan @ Felted Button

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    1. I'm glad you like it! It's a great stitch and such an easy way to do something different with your knitting.

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  2. Love this! I found it through G+. Thank you for sharing, I'm going to give this a shot soon :) I think it would be a nice trim for a jumper.
    Love HanaLou burntthespaghetti.blogspot.co.uk/

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