One of the worst parts of knitting is when you realize 20 rows later that you’ve dropped a stitch and have to go back to replace it. Sometimes there are fancy ways to fix it; other times you have to go back and start over.
One of the best lessons knitting teaches us is patience and perseverance. It’s funny because even with HUGE chunky knit blankets you can easily drop a stitch.
This is a lesson one of our students learned the hard way at our blanket class last Friday!
Here’s the Story
It was a rainy day, perfect for staying indoors and crafting. All four ladies arrived, and we got to work. Table knitting is the preferred teaching method we use for these chunky knits because you can lay your work flat and it doesn’t make your arms tired.
You don’t use needles at all, and instead, allow the loops to rest like live stitches as you pull new ones through to knit each row. Casting on is the trickiest part! It’s a new and different experience from how you would cast on to start a regular knit. After a few tries though, everyone got the hang of it.
As we were reminiscing about the trials of knitting and dropping stitches, one student realized she was one stitch off. She had to rip out three rows! She was a pro at table knitting by that point though, and quickly caught back up.
Another student, meanwhile, had accidentally been slipping the first stitch of each row and creating a beautiful edge on her blanket that we couldn’t even figure out how to recreate!
Sometimes mistakes happen, and sometimes magic happens. It’s so fun to watch creativity unfold, and at the end of the day, everyone had a huge, big blanket to take home!