Needlecrafts - Knitting Stitch Primer, Drop Stitch

Needlecrafts - Drop Stitch Pattern
Making Waves | Ravelry-ForestWeave,purchase pattern here
Cables and Twists | vogue.com
Leafy Vines | no further info
Sheer Delight | here
It's always interesting to see how any trend evolves. Patchwork, colour blocking, combining knits with wovens and creating sheerness with different guages.
Machine knitting allows the knitter to create see-through areas easily, mixing heavier yarns with very fine guages.
Handknitting is a different story. You can use a heavier guage yarn such as a chunky weight and use the same needle size for a fingering weight. This will lighten the yarn and provide some sheerness.
Another way is through stitch patterns called Drop Stitches, which can be used in a variety of ways.
While knitting you wrap a stitch once, twice and even three times, letting the wraps go on the next row.
This stitch is especially effective and pretty with tape yarns.

Read further for further inspiration, stitch tutorials and free patterns featuring the Drop Stitch.
V-shaped Ladder | here
Cable Panel | Pinterest
Poncho Slipover | free pattern here
Sideways Yoke | purchase pattern here
Cable Dropstitch | watch on Youtube here
Ladder Dropstitch | instructions here
Vertical DropStitch Pattern | instructions here
Spring Cowl | free pattern here
Raglan-style Tunic | free pattern here
Kimono Sleeved Top | free pattern here
Medallion Capelet | free pattern here
Happy Knitting!


  1. I love that cabled drop stitch. Never seen it and will have to try it, maybe for a summer garment.

    1. It's always fun to try a new stitch, isn't it? Good luck in your project.

  2. I love the Medallion capelet but can't seem to find the pattern from the link, is it possible to get help finding it?

    1. Hi Cherie,
      Thank you for notifying me of the broken link.
      It would appear when Spinrite Yarns bought Caron yarns some of the free patterns didn't make it to their site.
      Luckily someone has posted it on Ravelry as a free pattern.
      I've since corrected the link on the post
      Thank you again and all the best with your project,

  3. Thank you so much for you quick response and research.