I had a habit of grabbing a project to work on from the very bottom of my knitting bag and then wondered why stitches were dropped. I of course have no idea how to get stitches back on when they have unraveled down to a few rows. I then patiently await for my local yarn store to open so she can fix my problem. After a few times of this happening, I was given the suggestion to buy point protectors to put on the end too keep my stitches on the needles. So now I have a case full and I do use them often especially when I am knitting socks as these stitches always seem to be the hardest ones to get back on the needles.