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Old 02-19-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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V neck picking up and knitting
can somebody help me.. i am knitting a sweater for my husband and i need to learn how to pick up the stiches for the V neck and how to go about it..

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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Amy has video on picking up stitches in the Basic Techniques/More section.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:19 PM   #3
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Yep, Amy's video for picking up stitches is very helpful.

Does your pattern specify how many stitches to pick up?? I just made a very lovely v-neck (if I do say so myself! ) in which I used a needle TWO sizes smaller than what I used for the rest of the sweater, picked up every stitch along the back of the neck and a stitch for every row down the v-neck edges. If you'd like what I did in more detail I can let you know.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:07 AM   #4
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thank you knit queen.. i wud really love that.. cud you pls let me know how you did the neck..

and thank you for all the replies. i did learn how to pick up the stitches.. now i need to know how to go about kntting it.. i need to know how to get that one line of "knit" right in the front..

pls help..

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Alrighty, this is what I did.

Use a needle 2 sizes smaller than what you used for the garment.

Start picking up stitches from the back neck (specifically, I started at the upper right back), picking up one stitch for every stitch along the back and one stitch for every row down the v-neck until you reach the center of the V.

Place a marker, then cast on one stitch onto the right needle using backward loop.

Pick up one stitch for every row up the other edge of the v-neck until you get back to where you started at the upper right back. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of your rounds from now on.

Now, when I did this I was using a 2x2 rib for the neck trim and I wanted there to be a 'K2' of the 2x2 rib on either side of the one stitch at the center of the V, so I counted out from the center of the V (not including the one center stitch) to see what stitch my round would need to start with in order for it to be symmetrical at the center. When I did it, it turned out that I would only have a 'K1' at the beginning of my round instead of a 'K2', so when I started the round I did a kfb in the first stitch and then continued on with P2, K2, etc.

So, just as an example if you were doing K2P2 rib like I was, this is what your rounds would look like:

Round 1: work K2, P2 ribbing to within 2 stitches of center marker; ssk, slip marker, K1, K2tog; work in K2, P2 rib to the end of the round
Round 2: work in established ribbing to within 2 stitches of center marker, ssk, slip marker, K1, K2tog, work in established ribbing to end of round.

Repeat round 2 for about 1" and then bind off loosely.

This is what my v-neck looks like.....I hope it's clear enough for you to see.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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thank you knitting queen.. this is wot i wanted exactly.. also thank you so much for the photo.. it helped a lot.. i was doing the K1P1 ribbing.. i think it will be same way.. except i have to do K1P1 instead of K2 P2..

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