Once in a blue moon, stitches will be carefully dropped down to create decorative ladders in a finished piece of knitting. Unlike the disagreeable ladders we often get in-between double point needles when knitting in the round, these intentional ladders are quite lovely.
One such drop stitch pattern is show above in a swatch I was playing around with this afternoon. It was knit over a multiple of ten stitches plus six. I am thinking about using the pattern in something, maybe a scarf? Or, perhaps a shopping bag of my own design. As for this swatch, I think it just might find its way into a bubble bath tonight as its dimensions are proper washcloth size.
Have you ever knit using a drop stitch pattern? If you have, can you tell me about it in the comments? This swatch has inspired me and I am very interested in seeing other patterns that use ladders with intention!