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Old 09-23-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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Pick up and Knit problem
I'm making a sweater and ready to pick up and knit to begin the sleeves. The pattern states to place markers 6 1/2" below each shoulder seam and pick up and knit 58 stitches between the markers. Do I have to pick up and knit a stitch into every stitch. To get 58 I have to skip some if I am to go down 6 1/2" from each shoulder seam. If I need to put a new stitch in each already knitted stitch, there would be 72 stitches. Can I skip some when picking up and knitting?
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Yes, it's advisable to pick up 2 sts for every 3 rows, or 3 sts for every 4 rows, depending on your gauge. The rows/inch are never equal to the sts/inch unless it's knitting garter st.
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