One of my favorite parts of the Sliver hat is the dropped stitch section - it seems super difficult, but it's actually super easy to do! If you've never worked dropped stitches before, don't be afraid of them ... Jen, the pattern writer, made a quick tutorial for us to help get through those rows!
01. Place marker for dropped stitch (which will occur right after the marker.)
02 + 03. Bring yarn from the back to the front of your work, between the needles. (Yarn forward.)
04 + 05 + 06. Holding the yarn in the front, knit one stitch as you regularly would.
07. The yarn forward will create an extra stitch that will sit next to your marker.
08. Knit around in stockinette stitch for 10 (10, 12, 12, 14) rounds, knitting the yarn forward stitch as normal and slipping the marker each time. When you’ve finished these rounds, it’s time to drop the yarn forward stitch after your marker.
09. Remove that stitch from your needles.
10 + 11 + 12. Pull the stitch, dropping all the other stitches below. This will create the ‘run’ in the fabric. The dropped stitches will stop on the row where you made the yarn forward. Continue knitting the hat from there!
Thanks for the tutorial Jen .... I can't wait to work my dropped stitches!