picking up stitches
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PICKING UP STITCHES FROM A SLIPPED SELVEDGE ON GARTER STITCH this is a technique used in my new design Campello for the #stillnesscollection but you'll also find it in my Hadleigh & Swinton patterns in the #paintedwoollytoppersforkids collection. A slipped stitch selvedge in Garter Stitch has a natural bias and will lean towards one side of the work - here we use that to our advantage! Simply insert your needle into the back of the slipped stitch as shown & voila, you've picked up the stitch! You should be able to see that you're picking up the right stitch, as it'll tug & tighten up the V at the front a little. Indeed - it's very useful at neatening up that edge, as a slipped stitch selvedge can be a little loose, in my experience. For the #woollywormhead Hats mentioned above, you're instructed to pick up but not knit - there's a reason for that and this much simpler to do by just picking up! #learnitwithwoolly #instavideo #instaknit #videotutorial #garterstitch #knitstagram #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #knitty #knitting #knittechniques #knittech
PICKING UP STITCHES FROM A CAST-OFF EDGE this is a technique used in my Contoura pattern and it's something I've used for future pattern releases, too. After you've cast off the work, you'll notice that the cast-off chain has a row of double ridges at the back, just as you'd expect after a RS row/round of stocking stitch. When picking up, you'll want to pick up the ridges from the top part of the row/round in the wrong side. Again I suggest picking up and not knitting (it's how this technique is used in my patterns, as it means you can do some extra tricks when you do knit!) but do follow the pattern. This effect results in a lovely chain travelling across your work. Yes, there's extra ends to sew in with the finishing but I found this method far more effective than other braid methods, as it's perfect for knitting in the round and is very easy to finish for an unbroken chain. Hint: by picking up the occasional lower ridge on the WS as well as the top ridges, you can increase stitches.... #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instavideo #knittingvideo #knittechniques #knittech #knitvideo #knittingtutorial #learntoknit #woollywormhead #pickupstitches
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