Correcting a Dropped Decrease

Whoops – you’ve accidentally dropped stitches right through a decrease! In this video, I show you how to recreate k2togs and ssk stitches (two common decreases) without ripping back rows and rows of stitches.

You can see my entire “Correcting Mistakes” playlist here.

The crochet hook I’m using is a Knitter’s Pride Dreamz hook.

The knitting needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The yarn I’m using is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

7 comments on “Correcting a Dropped Decrease

  1. Staci, thank you. With this, and your advice on lifelines, I don’t see any reason to be afraid of very much anymore. Honestly, you’re brilliant!

  2. I want to make knitted edge to cloth dish towels. I would like the edge to be a little fancy. I am not an experienced knitter, but I want to make a special gift.

  3. Hi Staci,

    Had a question. I am doing lace knitting ( with fingering yarn) and have had to tink back on a row with an ssk and k2tog. Should I let it drop like you did? I was trying to put it back on the needles but the ssk especially was hard to see where to pick up.
    I hope this makes sense.
    Thank you so much for the time you take to help us. I have learned so much!

  4. Hello, Staci – Thank for doing what you do! I watched your dishcloth tutorial a few years ago and was inspired to try knitting again. For me, you have simplified something that had always been very complicated and daunting. I have a question that is Ravelry related. Over the last few years, I have purchased some of your patterns. The most recent purchases were downloaded directly into my library in Ravelry. Before I joined Ravelry, my purchases were saved as documents on my laptop. Do you know if there is way way to transfer my ‘Pre-Ravelry’ purchases into Ravelry?

  5. Yuriko – thank you for the note. If there is a way to add downloads to your Ravelry library, I’m not aware of it…you can add patterns, but I don’t think you can use it as a “cloud” for patterns you have stored on your computer only. You may want to check the Ravelry help files, or contact Ravelry with your question.

    S t a c i

  6. Staci, thank you. I consider myself an experienced knitter, but I’m not very good at correcting mistakes without undoing endless rows of, often very complicated, stitches. Next time I do something daft I’ll remember that you have a video about it.

    I must also thank you for teaching me how to do kitchener stitch. I always refer to that video when I’ve finished a pair of socks.

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