Picking up stitches – vertical

Picking up stitches – vertical

To pick up stitches along a vertical edge, insert the needle in between the running stitches of each row. Make a loop with the working yarn and holding both ends, pull it through to the front of the work to pick up and knit one stitch. As stitches are wider than they are tall you won’t need to pick up one stitch for every corresponding row. Instead, stitches are picked up as a ratio – for example 3 stitches for every 4 rows. This means you will pick up three stitches and then skip one and it will help the picked up knitting to lie flat against the main piece. Continue this for as long as needed. The pattern will normally tell you how many stitches to pick up, and at what ration.

 

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