07-29-2008, 03:15 PM
I should probably state right off the bat I am new to knitting but I have found a vintage pattern that is simply beautiful and looks fairly simple. I think I have figured out most of the different terms used in the 50s compared to what is in a standard pattern now (I hope), but one of the lines says the following "K 6 sts picking up back loop of each st". What is it saying when it says to pick up the back loop. Am I just knitting the 6 stitches or am I doing something different with them?