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Old 04-04-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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Picking up sts- yarn over really close to edge, what to do?
On the lace baby sweater I'm making, I need to pick up stitches along the front cardigan edges to make the buttonband. The lace pattern I chose has a yarn over really close to the edge though. The row ends with a yo, K1. I've only done a few rows, but looking at it now it seems like I'll have to pick up right in the yarn over. That can't be right, can it??? I think I might have to add an extra stitch on that edgean decrease it sometime later on in order to accomodate the pick ups. What do you think??
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:27 PM   #2
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I'd either add an extra stitch or two to pick up (probably 2) or you could knit the band right in. Either make a garter band on each side, or if you don't think that would look good, make the band width in st st since that would look best, make a p line for a turning row and another band width. You could then fold it over and sew it down. You'd have to make a buttonhole on each piece of that side of the band and sew them together. I'm about to have to do this on a sweater for a double band that will be added on, so that's where that idea came from.
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