Let it GO! Drop Stitch Patterns

Patty Lyons

Saturday AM

Remember when the thought of dropping a stitch made your heart stop? Now learn to let that GO! With drop stitch patterns you will discover the beauty of dropping a stitch on purpose! Drop stitch patterns are fun and add a wow factor to anything you knit. In this hands-on knitting class, we will explore a variety of beautiful drop stitch patterns that add texture and include manipulated drops and lifted floats. Add a bit of wow to any pattern. Come on, drop a stitch, and let it go!

Skill level: Must know how to work basic increases and decreases, including YO. Must know how to read your stitches.
NOTE: If the homework is not done correctly we will not be able to work that swatch.

Material Fee: $0

LetItGo

Student Supplies:
Yarn - Smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn – wool or wool blend best

Needles & Hook – Needle appropriate to yarn

Notions

Homework: 
Work 4 swatches, leave all on needles (or stitch holder) with yarn still attached, we will be working these swatches:

Swatch#1 – CO 21 stitches
Row 1 – K across
Row 2 – K across
Row 3 – * P2tog, YO repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 4 – K across
Row 5 – K across
Row 6 – K across

Swatch#2 – CO 24 stitches
Set up row: (RS) - k1, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k2 ;rep from * end the last repeat with k1 — 27 st
Row 1, 3, 5 (WS) - P1* k2, p3, k2, p2; rep from * end last repeat with k2, p1
Row 2, 4 (RS) - knit the knits, purl the purls

Swatch#3 – CO 21 stitches
Set up row: (RS) - k1, p1, *k5, p1*; rep from * to last st, k1

EXTRA CREDIT – TO TRY AT HOME (this will be demoed in class)

Swatch#4 – CO 20 stitches
Abbreviations:
Tk2tog – Twisted k2tog, slip two sts as if to knit, transfer both sts purlwise back to left needle, knit 2tog, creates a twisted R slanting dec
K2togtbl – Knit two together through the back loop, this will create a twisted L slanting dec
Tbl – through back loop

Set up row 1 : (WS): P2, k1, *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1; rep from * P2
Set up Row 2: (RS): K2 , p1, tk2tog, yo x 2, k2togtbl, p1, k1, ktbl x2, k1, p1, tk2tog, yo x 2, k2togtbl, p1, k2
Set up Row 3: P2, k1, p1tbl, p into 1st YO, let 2nd drop, p1tbl, k1, p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1, p1tbl, p into 1st YO, let 2nd drop, p1tbl, k1, p2 — 18 st
Row 1 & 3: K2, p1, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p1, k1, ktbl x2, k1, p1, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p1, k2
Row 2 & 4: P2, k1, p1tbl, p1, p1tbl, k1, p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1, p1tbl, p1, p1tbl, k1,p2