How do you pick up stitches neatly?

How do you pick up more stitches than there are?

1. Measure along the edge you will be picking up stitches from and using safety pins or locking stitch markers divide the edge into two or more equal sections, placing the markers/pins at even intervals along the piece. Divide the number of stitches you need to pick up by the number of sections you’ve created.

Where do you pick up stitches?

There are three possible places to pick up stitches: a cast-on or bound-off edge, a side edge, or along an angle or curve.

How do you pick the right number of stitches?

How to Calculate the Correct Number of Stitches to Pick Up

  1. Measure the edge of the fabric you are working into.
  2. Measure the gauge of the trim you are adding.
  3. Multiply the number of stitches per 1cm in the trim by the length of the fabric you are working into.
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