: to let a loop fall off a knitting needle.
How do you fix a dropped stitch?
To begin rescuing the dropped stitch, spread out all the stitches on your needle so that the loose strands of yarn above the dropped stitch are stretched out and clearly visible. Then, use another needle (preferable a doubled pointed needle) to pick up the dropped stitch. We’ll call this the safety needle.
How do you pick up a dropped stitch in several rows down?
In stockinette stitch: To rescue a dropped stitch from the knit side of stockinette stitch (if the purl side is facing, turn it around), reach through the dropped stitch with a crochet hook and pick up the bottommost strand in the ladder. Then, pull the strand through the stitch toward you to form a new stitch.