Definition of drop a stitch in English:

drop a stitch


  • Let a stitch fall off the end of a knitting needle.

    • ‘She ruined the scarf she was knitting after dropping a stitch in fright.’
    • ‘She shuttles back and forth from the personal to the political, without dropping a stitch.’
    • ‘She frequently dropped a stitch and her clumsy, fluttering hands always became entangled with the yarn till she ended up with an endless row of impossible knots.’
    • ‘She had her knitting in her lap and was trying to concentrate on her stitches when she heard tapping at her window. Darn it! She dropped a stitch.’