The drop-stitch is a knitting technique for creating open, see-through knit with a lacy appearance. In loom knitting, stitches are deliberately dropped in a repeated pattern to achieve this desired effect. This drop-stitch shawl was created by alternating rows of drop stitches and e wrap stitches (twisted stockinette).
Skill Level: Intermediate
You will need:
- Large Round Knifty Knitter Loom (Yellow)
- 9 Skeins Worsted Weight Merino Wool Yarn in Black
- Knifty Knitter Hook
- Crochet Hook
This shawl is made using 3 strands of yarn held as one while wrapping the loom. In addition to the drop stitch, this shawl uses the increase and decrease stitches on the loom.
1: Cast On using the E wrap on pegs 1 - 3.
2: E wrap back to peg 1 and knit off.
3: Purl pegs 1- 3
4: E wrap back to peg 1 and knit off.
5: Purl pegs 1 & 2.
6. E wrap and knit off on peg 3. Increase stitch on peg 4 by e wrapping it twice and knitting off the bottom loop over the top.
7: Double e wrap (wrap twice) pegs back to and including peg 3. Knit off double wrapped pegs by bringing the bottom loop over both of the top 2 loops.
8: E wrap and knit peg 2 twice.
9: E wrap and knit peg 1 twice.
10: Repeat steps 6 through 9 until you reach peg 41. (In step 6, ewrap and knit off on all pegs that have previously been knitted. Increase stitch on the next peg empty peg of the row, increasing by 1 peg in each row.)
11. E wrap and knit all pegs back to peg 1.
12. Purl pegs 1 and 2.
13. E wrap and knit to peg 41.
14. Double wrap and knit all pegs back to and including peg 3, by bringing the bottom loop over the top 2 loops.
15. Purl pegs 1 and 2.