Lacy Dropstitch Scarf, Beginners Knitting Pattern
Normally the last thing you want to do is drop a stitch. Well, with this lacy scarf that's exactly what you'll do! Dropping a stitch is harder than you may think, it takes awhile to work the stitches out all the way down the scarf. This technique creates a beautiful ladder all the way through the scarf giving it an almost woven look.
Use this technique for anything from knitted curtains to let a bit of light through. Or to jazz up a plain stockinette stitch sweater, you can even drop the stitch different lengths down the sweater to create a design (at the end of the 'run' just sew it with matching thread to keep it from running further).
To get started with the technique try it on a simple scarf, this is a digital pattern in PDF format, so once you complete payment you will be able to download it immediately.
Basic Skills You Will Use:
Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off yarn over, slip one as if to purl, Pass slip stitch over last stitch
28 stitches = 4" Gauge is not all that important for this project.
Before drop: 2" X 59" After drop: 4" X 62"
I recommend a yarn with a smooth finish for this pattern, what I DON'T recommend is using a hairy yarn or a yarn where the fibers grab at each other. That will make it very difficult for you to run your drop stitch.