Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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Pick up a dropped stitch in the row below by using a purl stitch or knit stitch. To use a purl stitch to pick up the dropped stitch, find and secure the dropped stitch. Continue working the current row until you reach the secured purl stitch directly below.

Now, with the purl side facing (or if you’re working in garter stitch), pick up the dropped stitch.

Insert the RH needle into the dropped stitch and the yarn strand from the back.

Insert the RH needle into the dropped stitch and the yarn strand from the back.

If you can’t readily pick up a dropped stitch from the back or front, pick it up any way you can and put it on the RH needle.

Using the LH needle, pull the stitch over the strand and off the needle.

Using the LH needle, pull the stitch over the strand and off the needle.

This step forms a new stitch on the RH needle.

Place the new stitch on the LH needle in the ready-to-work position and purl (or knit, for a garter stitch) as normal.

Place the new stitch on the LH needle in the ready-to-work position and purl (or knit, for a garter stitch) as normal.

Check to make sure that you have a bump below the stitch.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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