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Old 07-12-2007, 06:20 PM   #11
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I am new to this forum and surprised how quickly I found this exact topic relevant to my current problem. I can see that I'll be a frequent visitor here. What a great forum.

OK, I've been knitting a long time, but have never had a pattern say "pick up stitches purlwise." I know this is probably simple, but could someone describe this, or maybe post a link to some directions (visual)?

Edited & added: I think I figured it out. Purl side or work facing me, I inserted from back to front (from k to p side) and with new yarn in front, I picked up sts. It appeared that the ridge created was on the wrong side of work. BTW, this is an entrelac purse.

Does this sound right?

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Old 07-12-2007, 08:15 PM   #12
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I'm not sure where you'd find a visual, but if you hold your knitting with the needle behind it, then stick it through and wrap the point as if you were purling and pull it to the back, that's picking up purlwise.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #13
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Thank you, Ingrid. That's exactly what I did & looks good.
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Yes, the only patterns I've seen where you need to pick up purlwise are on entrelac.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:52 PM   #15
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It's pretty cool, the search function on this forum. I almost always find just what I need.

The good news is that picking up the stitches went great. The bad news is that somehow I messed up my short row stitches and my shawl collar was uneven and I had to frog like three hours of work.

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I found a link on the other pick up stitches thread that shows you picking up the stitches from the knitted piece with the left needle, then knitting them - http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq...arn&faqKey=246
That's probably where `pick up stitches and knit' originally came from - most people just insert the right needle into the stitches and pull the yarn through without actually picking them up individually with the left needle.
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