Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How to Pick Up Stitches When Knitting

I remember the first time I tried to pick up stitches when knitting. It was an absolute fail. I was left with a bulky seam that showed from both sides and lumps in places. Sadly, I couldn't find many tutorials on picking up stitches and the ones I did find were still obscure. I struggled. I started to shy away from patterns that required you to pick up stitches.

But then I decided to find a way to do it myself and make my own tutorial. I have no idea if this is the "right" or "correct" way to pick up stitches but it works for me, creates a great seam and isn't difficult. I use this all the time and am no longer afraid of working with patterns that bind off and pick up stitches. I hope this helps anyone else who is also struggling!