Drop stitches

These are formed by wrapping the yarn twice around the right needle instead of once, and dropping the extra loop on the following row. This technique is always done knitwise in this book and is used for 1, 2 or 5 stitches at a time (abbreviated as kiw, k2w or ksw).

Knitwise

To slip a stitch knitwise, insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch on the left needle as if to knit it. Slip the stitch from the left to the right needle without working into it.

Purlwise

To slip a stitch purlwise, insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch on the left needle as if to purl it. Slip the stitch from the left to the right needle without working into it.

1 Knit the next stitch, wrapping the yarn around the needle twice.

3 On the following row, work the double loop as instructed in the pattern, allowing the extra loop to drop from the left needle as you do so.

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