View Full Version : info re: picking up stitches to finish arm hole edges and neck edge

07-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Hi everyone, I am almost finished knitting the Lillian Tank

I am wondering, at the part where I am to pick up the arm hole stitches and the neck stitches to finish the tank with ribbing, do I pick up each and every stitch or not all of them. If I pick up all of them I am thinking that the neck line may be flimsy or saggy but I am not sure. I thought I read somewhere that it isn't always necessary to pick up each and every stitch to finish the edges.

07-22-2012, 09:56 PM
You pick up in every stitch along horizontal edges, such as the back of the neck. For vertical edges it's more like 3 stitches out of every 4, and for a curved or slanted edge usually 2 out of every 3 works. If a vertical edge is garter stitch, then you pick up 1 out of every 2 sts. More or less - sometimes you have to just try it out and see what ratio works according to your stitch to row gauge.

07-23-2012, 10:48 AM
Great information, Sue. I'm copying it into another document for safe keeping and easy reference!