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Old 01-16-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Crochet CO - Picking Up Knitting Stitches
So I'm finally doing it! I'm venturing into the world of sock knitting...or at least trying.

I'm knitting Rainy Day Socks. I've learned how to crochet a chain and have done so for the provisional crochet CO for these socks. NOW, my FIRST question... (nope, I didn't get very far before I needed to bug you guys)

Pattern tells me "Starting at the cast-off edge of the chain and using main yarn, pick up 48 stitches through the backs of crochet loops" and another thing I saw on picking up stitches using this CO says to "insert your knitting needle tip into the first bump." Those said, my question is WHICH bump constitutes my "first" bump. When I cast-off this provisional chain I pulled the end yarn through the loop that was on my crochet needle, thereby creating a bump. Is THIS my FIRST bump that I pick up or the one AFTER where I pulled my yarn through?

Is everyone confused as I am now? LOL... thanks.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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I think you're generally supposed to make a few more chains than stitches you need. So suppose you chained 50, you could start in the next to last bump (that you pulled the end through).
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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Yes, I only need to pick up 48 stitches and pattern told me to crochet co at least 52 so I did 56. Okay, then.... HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!!

Oh, and THANK YOU!!!
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OHG! I'm so excited... I'm only 7 picked up stitches into this but it is already looking like the picture! I was so thrilled, I just had to say YIPPEE!

I'll be back when it comes time to pick up these stitches off the provisional CO, I'm sure. LOL
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To take out the crochet caston, you just pick out the end that you pulled through the last loop and zip it off. You may need to have a needle in the stitches though to graft the toe together.
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Thanks! This is the first time I've knit on such tiny needles in the round, so I'm going slow...but stitch by stitch I'll get there...
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