I love dropped stitches. Drop stitches released during the knitting usually need some encouragement or to be worked down to their beginning. Unlike a stitch that you drop inadvertently, it seems these stitches will never drop on their own!
Dropped stitches are an excellent way to open up fabric, creating a lighter, breezier fabric.
Vertical Dropped Stitch Patterns
These begin with a yarn over, which is worked for several rows, then the stitch is dropped, and more rows are worked. This leaves the dropped stitch hanging. Although it may drop a row or two, it usually requires that the stitch be forced to drop to the initial YO.
The easiest method is to firmly grasp the fabric on either side of the dropped stitch column and pull outward.
Fibers may hold the stitches and they need to be broken before the stitch will run down.
Patterns Featuring Dropped Stitches
Jupiter’s Rings in LGF, has three patterns using dropped stitches: Gossamer, Halo, and Metis.