I seem to drop stitches when doing the pattern row

by joy

I am trying to knit up a baby blanket which is supposed to be "easy" for a beginner.
I have ripped it out so many times !!!

I seem to drop stitches on the row which tells me to K$.*yfwd.K3.Sl1K.K2tog.psso.K3.yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts.K3 I have 217 stitches to start and most times have lost stitches but occasionally have extras ??? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to help with this problem. It seems to be happening when I K2tog and or psso. Please if you can help and or give me tips and what to watch for. This baby is due January and I have only 1 inch done successfully.


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Oct 17, 2015
Video Showing Yarn Forward and Sl1,K2tog, PSSO
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Joy,

I just finished uploading my video I made for you. It might help comparing how to two of us work the pattern. I hope you figure it out what went wrong so you can continue making the blanket and get it done before January.

Here is a video;

Wish you the best!


Oct 16, 2015
Dropping Stitches
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Joy,

I'm not sure what is causing the problem here. The yfwd parts create eyelets and could be mistaken for drop stitches. It could also be the k2tog because you might have left one behind without knowing. A lot of time I found my mistakes and I didn't even know how I did it. But any thing could happen.

I would do a small sample of the pattern just 1-2 sets to find out exactly what happens. Start out with k1 (not sure how many sts you have there because you put $ after the K. I just made it K1 then) *pattern* You should have 10 sts when working the pattern in the *__*

I can't do a video for you tonight because the lighting is really bad. I will try tomorrow.

If you can wait till tomorrow, then you can see below videos in the mean time;

This one has yfwd (yf) and k3; Lace knitting

This one has Sl1, k2tog, psso; Sl1, k2tog, psso

Take care,


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