Picking up stitches allows knitters to seamlessly add additional length or a border to a knit piece. This month, we’ll look at different aspects of picking up stitches.
Today, we’re going to look at how to pick up and knit stitches from the cast-on or bound-off edge of your work. This tutorial applies to Stockinette stitch, one of the most commonly used stitches in knitting. I have used a contrasting color of yarn to pick up the stitches so that it’s easier to see.
Step One: Examine the knitting!
Step Two: Place the point of the needle in the center of the “V”.
Step Three: Using a new length of yarn, create a stitch.
Voila! Simply continue picking up stitches across the row. You’ll knit these stitches as you would any cast-on row.
Next week: Picking up and knitting stitches from the sides of your knitting.
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