I see demos and instructions for how to pick up a dropped knit or pearl stitch. How do you pick up a dropped cast on stitch?
Thanks again… :??
If it’s that early in the game that I drop a cast on stitch, I start over. I don’t know if you can fix it since it’s such a different process than the regular knitting.
Here are direct quotes from one of my knitting books, The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. All information contained within 's are my additions.
Backward Loop CO: “Insert the right needle under the loose strand of yarn… from the front. Slip it back to the left needle [k-wise tbl], twisting it to match the stitches on either side…”
[Forward] Loop CO: “Insert the right needle under the loose strand of yarn… from the back. Slip it back to the left needle [k-wise], twisting it to match the stitches on either side…”
Knitted CO: “Insert the right needle under the front of the loose strand. Insert the left needle into the front of it [k-wise] and slip it off [onto left needle].”
Cable CO: “It’s nearly impossible to put this cast on back together if it unravels. The good news is that if one of the stitches slips off the needle, it is held tightly in the twisted strands at the bottom edge and rarely unravels completely. Just slip the left needle back into the stitch.”
Long-Tail CO: This one is very hard to explain without the photos that go with it. It’s very complex, but can be done. I’ll try… Look for the two loose twisted strands. Insert your right needle under the front strand, doing so from behind. Slip it back to the left needle k-wise. Note: so far, this is exactly what you did to fix a forward loop cast on except this time you started with 2 loose strands instead of one. “Insert right needle into it p-wise. Take the tip of the [right] needle under the [remaining] loose strand [from behind]. Pull it through to the back.” Whatever that means! "Then, “slip the stitch off the left needle [to the right needle, I’m assuming]. Finally, slip the stitch purlwise [with left needle] back to the left needle.” After reading all that, I really hope you’re not trying to fix one of these! :shock: I’d just start over like Ingrid said. At least you’re not very far.
I’m a visual learner. So if you didn’t get a word I said, believe me, I’ll understand! 'Just wanted to let you know that there are ways to fix cast ons.