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Old 05-15-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Need help w/picking up stitches
I am attempting my first ever sweater, albeit one for a baby! I have all of the parts done and put together. Now I have to add a border of seed stitch all the way around the front sides and neck. The pattern says, for instance for the neck: "with RS facing, pick up 49 sts around the neck." Question: Are there specific parts of existing stitches I'm supposed to "pick up?" Do I aim the needle between stitches??

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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picking up stitches actually means creating new 'live' sitches from your knitting, by incorporating your yarn into it. the video showing how to do this is here:http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
sorry i'm not very good at describing it.
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A lot of the times I cheat and use a crochet needle to pick up the stitches and then I slide them onto the knitting needle. It takes a little longer but I don't have to worry about the stitch slipping off whenever I try to pick it up.
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