Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
Turning the Heel
psquidy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Posts: 523
Thanks: 155
Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
Picking up stitches
So i'm here at work and im bored so im going thru all Amy's video's just for fun. I went into the "Picking up stitches" video and LOVE The way she does it!!! The way i was shown to do it years ago was to just stick your needle thru any loop you could find and then use that as your stitches. This is messy and very very tight and hard to work. So i totally understand how she is picking up the stitches and i just have two questions:
1) Is this the same as a method i once heard of called "invisibly pick up stitches" (or something like that) or is this the only method there is to pick up stitches?
2) Can i use this method when i make my thumb on my mitts? And if yes how would i do it because i see Amy has a strand of working yarn already available (like as if your knitting socks) but when you start the thumb off of the thumb gusset you have to JOIN a new strand of yarn. So how could you use this method for the thumb while adding a new strand of yarn at the same time????
I'm so excited to learn a better techniques!! i hope my question makes sence!
psquidy is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 09-21-2007, 07:50 PM   #2
Grafting the Toe
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,837 Times in 1,740 Posts
I don't know if this is called "invisible pick up" or not, but it may. It is also referred to as "pick up and knit" sometimes. I wouldn't say one way is the only way to do anything in knitting. :-) I know you can pick up from left to right as well, but used to think that was impossible. LOL

Do you pick up stitches for your mitten thumb? Is so this will work. If you don't have a piece of yarn where you will pick up stitches, just hold your new strand of yarn behind the piece you are picking up from and when you stick the right hand needle into the stitch, just pick up that new strand and keep going from there.

Happy knitting.
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MerigoldinWA For This Useful Post:
psquidy (09-22-2007)
Old 09-22-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,161
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,979 Times in 7,324 Posts
I have this site bookmarked, too.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
psquidy (09-22-2007)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
picking up stitches holamiis How-to Questions 3 11-11-2007 11:43 AM
Picking up stitches ebrperk How-to Questions 2 01-09-2006 02:19 PM
picking up stitches........... yeah_im_crazy How-to Questions 7 12-28-2005 07:15 PM
Picking up Stitches GlenBoRTR How-to Questions 1 09-05-2005 11:12 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 AM.