What does pick up stitches mean in knitting?
In knitting, picking up stitches means adding stitches to the knitting needle that were previously bound off or belong to the selvage. Picking up stitches is commonly done in knitting garments, e.g. in knitting the collar or sleeves, and is essential for entrelac knitting.
How do you turn your knitting 90 degrees and pick up stitches?
Turn your work 90 degrees clockwise and pick up one stitch in each of the garter ridges that you created. Insert your working needle in the edge of the garter ridge and knit into the stitch. Turn your work again 90 degrees clockwise and pick up three stitches along the edge.
How do you pick up stitches with a decreased edge?
Consider these tips for picking up stitches along a curve:
- Pick up stitches on the bound-off edge of the back neck and the center front bound-off section.
- Along the side neck edges, pick up between running threads and then in the center of stitches as you follow the line of stitches marking the curve of the neck.
How do I pick up a stitch from an old row?
1Insert your RH needle into the front of the dropped stitch. 2With the RH needle, go under the unworked strand from the front. 3Insert the LH needle into the stitch from the back and pull it over the strand. 4Put the new stitch on the LH needle in the ready-to-knit position and knit as normal.
How do you figure out how many stitches to pick up?
You might need to have one of the intervals larger than the others if you want to use a spacing that is easy to measure. Divide the number of stitches to be picked up by the number of spaces between the markers to find out how many stitches you need to pick up between each marker.
How do I know how many stitches to pick up?
How to Calculate the Correct Number of Stitches to Pick Up
- Measure the edge of the fabric you are working into.
- Measure the gauge of the trim you are adding.
- Multiply the number of stitches per 1cm in the trim by the length of the fabric you are working into.