Dropping stitches is an act most of us have done without even trying: it happens when a stitch falls from your needle and creates a run in the fabric. When you don't want it to happen, your best bet is to use a crochet hook to hook the stitches back up onto your needle. However, sometimes you may want to drop stitches on purpose to create an easy-to-work lacy knitted fabric. Here's how:
||Step 1: Knit (or purl) until you reach the stitch you'd like to drop.|
||Step 2: Grab the stitch off the needle.|
Step 3: Let it go! You may find that you need to work a bit at unraveling the stitches.
Note: It is an evil irony of the universe that when you drop a stitch inadvertently, very little effort is required for it to run to the bottom of your work, but when you want to drop a stitch on purpose, you will spend lots of time trying to unravel your stitches.