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Old 10-20-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Pick-up?
I feel like I should know this, because I've been knitting for a little over a year now, but what does it mean to pick up stitches?
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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this is along a cast on or bound off edge:
look for the V of the stitch

pick up from the Right Side

hold yarn in back of work

put needle in the V

wrap yarn around needle and pull loop through onto needle


along a knitted side:

RS - insert needle between purl bars one stitch from edge

skip a row now and then so as not to bunch up
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Picking up stitches allows you to knit off of a finished edge. Here's a video on how to do it.
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You can also pick them up from a side edge, doesn't have to be one that's been bound off or cast on.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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I learned by the video on this site. Start with the right side facing you, so it hides everything. Start at the right corner.

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About picking up stitches along the side: pick up two stitches for every three rows, or you will get a ruffle thing going. (Learned that the hard way lol) Good luck!
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Depending on your gauge, pick up 3 for every 4 rows works too. But this is for along a side; usually for picking up along the back of the neck, it's 1 for 1.
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One of my least favorite things to do in knitting is to pick up stitches. Currently I'm working on a variation of the Broad Street Mitten, and I placed a bit of waste yarn at the point in which I need to pick up stitches as I was knitting the mitten. Not sure how this will work; I'll let you know.
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A cro-hook works GREAT for picking up stitches.
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