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giantsquid 01-09-2011 08:08 PM

Picking up and knitting stitches
Hi all! I'm knitting my first sweater, the Miette:

I'm adding the button band now. The pattern calls for me to pick up and knit into stitches at the edge of the sweater. I understand what I have to do, but does anyone have any tips on how to make sure that I pick up the stitches evenly along the row? And what part of the stitch should I pick up?

Thanks :)

suzeeq 01-09-2011 08:49 PM

See what your st to row gauge ratio is on the body - it's usually close to 2 sts per 3 rows or 3 sts per 4 rows. Once you determine that you pick up 2 sts every 3, or 3 every 4. The number of sts the pattern says to pick up might not be quite right if your row gauge was quite a lot different than called for. Look at the video for picking up on the Tips page (or it may be under Adv Techniques) for how; on an edge try to get your needle into 2 strands of yarn.

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