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Old 04-07-2005, 09:28 PM   #11
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Ok Grasshoppa' can you riddle me this one...

Instructions say

Continuing from the corner where the final row finishes -- Ok now look at where my needles are in above picture. Am I starting in the correct corner?

pick up and knit 15 stitches along each of the other three sides of the square (total 60 stitches). -- (If I am starting in the right spot) I am a little lost then because my stitches are "backwards" or something. As I pick up stitches they are on my right needle (just like always) but if that is right how am I to keep knitting?
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:30 PM   #12
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No...you are going to want to knit that row then start picking up sts so your working yarn ends up in the right spot to start knitting away....are you picking up on a circ?
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:34 PM   #13
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Knit what row oy, I am so confused. Can you just come over Kelly?

But yes I am working on circs (is that bad?)
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:45 PM   #14
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:rofling: Nuno call Kelly on the phone. Not only will you be able to talk to each other (hear each others voice) But you will solve the problem faster i bet....
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:08 PM   #15
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okay i think i knwo what the problem is! put the bottom down flat on the table. Look at the corners... you have an upper left, a lower left, an upper right and a lower right. Right? good.
Now. Start at the UPPER RIGHT corner. put your right needle in the stitch and pick up one. (you had been doping it correctly) Now, continuing along the TOP EDGE put your right needle in their again--you're now 1 stitch to the LEFT of the upper right corner-- and pick up another stitch, the same way you did before. Then keep going... pick up 15 stitches total along the top edge, working from the upper right corner to the upper left corner.
Now, you're at the upper left corner... you're going to work across to the LEFT, from the upper right corner to the lower right corner, picking up 15 stitches on the way.... keep going all the way around.
Once you pick up all 60 stitckes (using the right needle) the stitches you've picked up will have magically travelled around the circular needle and that first stitch you did will be on the left needle. Here's where you place marker and join.

I think you were picking them up backwards, is all. HTH. If not, I give up...we'll just have to fly you out here.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:10 PM   #16
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Im sorry....Im not being clear.

I see you have live sts on the needle at the left of the pic. You have to knit that row so that you can pick up the sts using your working yarn. Then when you have picked up sts all around, start knitting them/.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:23 PM   #17
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Oh, I am sure you are being clear... but something in my head just isn't clicking. But I think I may have just figured out something... I am working on a FLAT piece of work. I am just working on circs because eventually (if I ever figure out this damn picking up stitches thing) will be working in the round.

So even if I did knit my live stitches... would't I just end up in the same spot as I am now... only with 1 more row

This is the pattern (though you are the one who sugested it... so you probably know already)


http://tiajudy.com/stringbag.htm
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:50 AM   #18
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As I understand it, and someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong because I'm new at this too, you want to start your pick up & knit with your current 15 stitches on your right-hand side, so as though you haven't yet turned your needle.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:37 AM   #19
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I was thinking about this last night. You need to flip your work over so the stitches from your last row are on your right needle. I use a crochet hook to pick up a few stiched and then transfer them onto the right needle. You keep pulling the right needle out more until you come to the end of both the left needle and your work. Then you can knit in the round. I use the crochet hook because it is a bit awkward for me to pick up with stitches already on the needle. I hope I make sense, I just woke up. ( I could really use spell check here)
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:13 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by perced
I was thinking about this last night. You need to flip your work over so the stitches from your last row are on your right needle. I use a crochet hook to pick up a few stiched and then transfer them onto the right needle. You keep pulling the right needle out more until you come to the end of both the left needle and your work. Then you can knit in the round. I use the crochet hook because it is a bit awkward for me to pick up with stitches already on the needle. I hope I make sense, I just woke up. ( I could really use spell check here)

HOT DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I that worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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