Mistakes 101: Loop Did Not Get Pulled through the Previous Stitch

Duration: 4:33

Whether you’re a beginner knitter or a seasoned knitter, mistakes are going to happen. Being able to identify, and then fix, those mistakes are going to save you time and help you become a better knitter. In this video, Mary Beth Temple shows you how to recognize and fix a stitch that wasn’t completed on the previous row.

While knitting along, Mary Beth comes to a stitch that has another strand of yarn next to it, one that looks similar to a yarn over. However, by taking a closer look, it’s revealed that the extra strand of yarn is actually coming from the stitches on either side of the next stitch on the needle, one row below, and that the strand isn’t worked into the next stitch on the needle. By pulling the stitch over the strand of yarn, the error has been repaired and the stitch can be knit. Mary Beth also demonstrates how to recognize and repair this mistake when working purl stitches.

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