View Full Version : picking up stitches
11-11-2007, 02:30 AM
Does anyone have any tips for the best way to do this.... or even a really great resource for learning...I've looked at the video on here but I just continue to get holes between the cast off edge and the picked up stitches...most notoriously on socks and gloves.
Thanks for any help!
Jan in CA
11-11-2007, 02:58 AM
Here's a pretty good tutorial with large easy to see pictures. Maybe this will help.
11-11-2007, 11:07 AM
Seems inevitable that the picked-up stitches are always larger than you like. I fix this by... knitting in the back of the loop, thus twisting the stitch. This seems to take up the slack okay.
For holes, let's see. When you pick up the stitch along the edge, do you "go deep" and get at least 2 strands from the edge before you make the pick-up stitch? Or do you just take one strand? If one strand, that does guarantee holes, as well as a weaker join.
11-11-2007, 11:43 AM
To prevent the picked up sts being too large, use a needle a couple sizes smaller to do them.