How do you pick up and knit a neckline?
When picking up, pick up into both legs of the stitch (it looks like a “V”), whether in a horizontal bound-off edge or a vertical edge. For any area that has horizontal bound-off stitches (such as the back of the neck or the center front), you will always pick up and knit into each of the bound off stitches.
How do you figure out 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.
How do you pick up stitches on a curved edge?
Consider these tips for picking up stitches along a curve:
- Pick up stitches on the bound-off edge of the back neck and the center front bound-off section.
- Along the side neck edges, pick up between running threads and then in the center of stitches as you follow the line of stitches marking the curve of the neck.
What does pick up stitches mean in knitting?
In knitting, picking up stitches means adding stitches to the knitting needle that were previously bound off or belong to the selvage. Picking up stitches is commonly done in knitting garments, e.g. in knitting the collar or sleeves, and is essential for entrelac knitting.