Do you pick up stitches on the right or wrong side?
We are going to pick up the stitches along the side of our project, always keeping the wrong side facing us. Using the knitting needle pick up the first stitch, inserting the needle from back to front, the same way as if you were going to purl the stitch. Be sure to pick up both strands of the stitch.
How do you pick up extra stitches when knitting?
Picking up stitches
- Let us walk through how to pick up stitches. …
- Work with the right side facing you, working from right to left as if you were to knit a row. …
- Wrap the new yarn around the needle. …
- Scoop the needle towards you – you now have a stitch on your needle. …
- Repeat this along the edge.
How do you pick up and knit 2 stitches for every 3 rows?
If you need to pick up your stitches at a different rate—say 3 stitches for every 4 rows—pick up three stitches, then skip one space; repeat. To pick up 1 stitch for every 2 rows, you will pick up one stitch in every other space along your side edge.
How do I know how many stitches to pick up?
How to Calculate the Correct Number of Stitches to Pick Up
- Measure the edge of the fabric you are working into.
- Measure the gauge of the trim you are adding.
- Multiply the number of stitches per 1cm in the trim by the length of the fabric you are working into.