Pop Spots Tutorial

Pop Spots Special Techniques

Here are  detailed explanations and step-by-step pictures for dropping and laddering Pop Spots Stitches.

dlk and dlkyok

Knit 3 stitches, drop the stitch on your left hand needle until it unravels all the way down to the main colour

drop stitch and ladder

– you will have one stitch of your main colour floating, ready to be caught by your needle and six strands of unravelled yarn in the garter stitch colour.

knit into stitch

Poke your right-hand needle into that lone stitch in the background colour, from front to back, under the lines of unravelled knitting. Wrap your yarn round your right-hand needle as if to knit a stitch, pull the yarn through the background stitch, catching all the unravelled ladders. That completes the dlk stitch.

Knit into dropped stitch, catching ladders

To complete the dlkyok stitch, continue by making a yarn over above the ladders

Yarn over above ladders

and then make another stitch in the front of the dropped stitch, including all the ladders.

Knit another stitch under the ladders ~ three stitches in one

Three stitches have been made from one stitch.

16 Comments on “Pop Spots Tutorial

  1. Thanks so much. I am working my gauge swatch and I plan to make a muffler-type scarf- rectangular rather than shaped. I would love to see the edges with slip3 to get a sense if what I am doing.
    This is really an adorable pattern.

  2. It’s very difficult for me ….but thank you for pictures !
    dlk = ordinary row
    dlkyok = increase row …
    It’s oK ?
    Do you project to have a french version ??

  3. confused. about where the 3rd stitch comes from – knit another st under the ladders — huh? please clarify thanks

  4. Thank you for sharing. The pattern is brilliant and easy to follow. The only “a bit” difficult stage to grasp is where the three stitches come from, but if you follow the instructions it becomes clear. An additional picture after “Yarn over above ladders” and “Knit another stitch under the ladders ~ three stitches in one” might be beneficial for visitors.

    • Thank you for your feedback. You might want to share your ideas on Ravelry as well, as many knitters use the comment section as a reference for help and advice.

  5. I found the spots easy but I’m completely flummoxed by the lace edging. Just don’t understand the instructions about how to begin. It says to cast on 7 stitches on the wrong side. Do they go on the left hand needle? And if so, how do you then knit the next row on the right side? Please can you help? Kind regards. Debbie

  6. Hi there! Lovely design !
    For the spots I suggest you first knit into the stitch below the contrast colour rows and then drop the next stitch on the left needle. So change the order of the steps as described above in the photo tutorial. This way your stitch will never drop too far!

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