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Sep 17, 2017 11:59:31   #
ps802
 
I just finished knitting a fan and feather scarf in dark purple yarn. As I was blocking it, I noticed 2 dropped stitches. I have no leftover yarn to fix the dropped stitches. Does anyone have a suggestion? It is a gift and I don't want to give it like this in case it starts to unravel.
 
Sep 17, 2017 12:07:29   #
beachknit
 
http://kin.knititnow.com/2017/01/06/rescue-a-dropped-stitch/
Sep 17, 2017 12:15:36   #
ps802
 
Thank you for the link to fixing a dropped stitch. My problem, which I guess I didn't state clearly, is that I don't have any yarn to match the garment. I am looking for suggestions on an alternative to the yarn to use to fix the dropped stitch.
Sep 17, 2017 12:17:28   #
PaKnitter
 
I would use beachknit's suggestion with a yarn as close in color as you can match or an embroidery floss, maybe?
Sep 17, 2017 12:23:19   #
ps802
 
I will look for embroidery floss. It will be cheaper than buying a skein of yarn. Thank you so much for the suggestion.
Sep 17, 2017 12:24:16   #
rkr
 
Sewing thread is very strong and can be easily color-matched. It's also invisible after careful tacking of the dropped sts into place.
 
Sep 17, 2017 13:16:39   #
PaKnitter
 
rkr wrote:
Sewing thread is very strong and can be easily color-matched. It's also invisible after careful tacking of the dropped sts into place.


Many forum members have said sewing thread and dental floss cuts into the yarn over time so I didn't mention it. But I have used sewing thread before but stopped as I just don't know?
Sep 17, 2017 13:28:42   #
rkr
 
PaKnitter wrote:
Many forum members have said sewing thread and dental floss cuts into the yarn over time so I didn't mention it. But I have used sewing thread before but stopped as I just don't know?
Any thread can be 'cutting agent' given enough lateral movement. But how much movement is there going to be over a 1/8th inch section of tacked sts?

As to sewing thread cutting through, our clothing - which is held together with sewing thread, would literally fall off of us when the thread holding the fabric pieces together cut through the seamlines......and there is constant and consistent lateral movement of this thread.

I regulartly see posts about the cutting quality of dental floss but not one example of this as a cutting agent has ever been shown to validate this.
This has become a factoid(an assumption or speculation that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact.).
I would certainly welcome any actual proof of this.
Sep 17, 2017 13:53:15   #
sritchie1145 (a regular here)
 
What about your starting and/or ending end? Does one of them have enuf yarn?
Sep 17, 2017 14:29:34   #
Dangrktty
 
You did not mention... how far down are the 2 dropped stitches ?

Since this is a Feather and Fan, you may be able to repair this without the sewing thread option.

You can wait until this is entirely blocked and dry, tink back the bound off edge, and run a lifeline just under (row before) the 2 dropped stitches. Reknit, in pattern, and bind off. Since you have no more yarn, you may have to sacrifice a couple of rows, but it it a 2 row pattern repeat, and depending on the yarn and stitch gauge, that may or may not matter, since this is a scarf.
Sep 17, 2017 17:26:44   #
ps802
 
The dropped stitches are in the middle of the scarf. Too far down to rip out to repair. I think I am going to go with the embroidery thread if I can find the right color. Thank you everyone for your suggestions.
 
Sep 18, 2017 06:43:42   #
SouthernGirl
 
if you have no yarn left, I would use sewing thread in a matching color and tack the stitches where they are.
Sep 18, 2017 07:19:57   #
MyDogHasFleece
 
SouthernGirl wrote:
if you have no yarn left, I would use sewing thread in a matching color and tack the stitches where they are.


I agree. And only YOU will know it's there. Nobody else, seeing this beautiful scarf would even notice it!

Good Luck....
Sep 18, 2017 08:27:23   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
You could also sew on some beads randomly, therefore hiding the repair.
Sep 18, 2017 08:55:42   #
Carol J.
 
I have mended many a sweater with embroidery floss. You can always find the right color in floss. Anchor the dropped stitch on the wrong side with strands to match the yarn thickness.
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