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.
What does it mean to knit up?
1a : to tie up : secure, unite. b : to make or repair by knitting knit-up several pairs of Christmas mittens knit a torn sleeve up. 2 : to bring to an end : conclude to knit these remarks up briefly.
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.
How do you pick up more stitches than rows?
When you pick up stitches along a vertical or curved edge, pick up one stitch every four spaces (the space you insert your needle into in order to pick up the stitch). Skip the next space and pick up the next sequence of four stitches along the next four spaces.
What is a stitch holder used for?
Stitch holders, also known as stitch markers, are tools that are used in knitting and crocheting to hold open stitches when not being used by the needles. The two most common types of stitch markers are locking and ring.