When I read the pattern it seems to me that 'knit up' simply means to knit 20 sts before placing the 1st marker, then knit place another marker and knit 10 sts. I can't find a reason to pick up and knit because you have not bound of any sts from which to pick up sts
Knit up seems to be the terminology this designer is using for knit x # of sts when placing the markers.
Now, I may very well be wrong, I could have misread, it's not 8am and I'm NOT a morning person
Lovely throw, by the way
I was right, I was reading it incorrectly as I was still very sleepy! You are absolutely correct and I was wrong, I had assumed it was knit in the round...duh
I really shouldn't answer questions when I first get up