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Diva Maggie
Warming Up

Canada
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Posted - 08/30/2006 :  3:02:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Diva Maggie's Homepage Send Diva Maggie a Private Message
Good evening,

I have a question about a pattern I'm currently working on. It says...
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With right side facing and 3žmm(US 3) circular needle, pick up and k one st in each row all around the front and collar edges.
K 1 row.
It looks to me as if its saying while picking up the stitches, I knit in them at the same time. That's not right is it? Or, is it meaning to pick up the required stitches and then K 1 row. I'm sure its just old age.



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SFMichael
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Posted - 08/30/2006 :  5:14:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit SFMichael's Homepage Send SFMichael a Private Message
You are picking up stitches along the side of the fabric you've already completed. So for each row of the existing fabric you pick up the edge stitch and knit a stitch through it.

Since you are working around a collar, not all of the sitches will be edge stitches so for stitches that are bound off along the neck back (for example) just pick up and knit the bound off stitches.

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Diva Maggie
Warming Up

Canada
66 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2006 :  6:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Diva Maggie's Homepage Send Diva Maggie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by SFMichael

You are picking up stitches along the side of the fabric you've already completed. So for each row of the existing fabric you pick up the edge stitch and knit a stitch through it.

Since you are working around a collar, not all of the sitches will be edge stitches so for stitches that are bound off along the neck back (for example) just pick up and knit the bound off stitches.

Michael
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Wouldn't you have to first pick all the stitches up and then knit them?

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metromaples
Seriously Hooked

USA
878 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2006 :  05:37:10 AM  Show Profile Send metromaples a Private Message
No, pick up and knit is different than pick up stitches followed by knitting a row of stitches.

If it says pick up and knit, then each stitch is knit as it is picked up.



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Diva Maggie
Warming Up

Canada
66 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2006 :  06:56:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Diva Maggie's Homepage Send Diva Maggie a Private Message
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Originally posted by metromaples

No, pick up and knit is different than pick up stitches followed by knitting a row of stitches.

If it says pick up and knit, then each stitch is knit as it is picked up.



-- Jeri
http://soapquiltknit.blogspot.com/


I guess I'm having trouble seeing how you can pick up on circular needles and knit at the same time. Guess I'll have to see if I can find a tutorial on that somewhere. This is very new to me.

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maribelaprn
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USA
2033 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2006 :  07:26:02 AM  Show Profile Send maribelaprn a Private Message
You push the right side needle into the place from where you wish to pick up a stitch, just as if you were going to knit that stitch. You now have a loop of yarn from the neck edge on your right needle. That's the "pick up" part. Then you wrap the yarn around the needle, again just as you would for any other knit stitch, pull the yarn through the stitch you just picked up. That's the "and knit" part. You've just done one "pick up and knit" stitch. Your left side needle is just hanging out doing nothing at this point (but you might want to put a point protector on it; picked up stitches like to escape out the back door). Do this around the enitre edge of the neck (your pattern says you should do this for every row of stitches on the neck edge you have). Then, once you pick up and knit every stitch, you then knit another row in the round with those newly "picked up and knitted" stitches. That's the K 1 row part of the pattern.

You might be over thinking this...just stick the needle into a place where you want to create your neckband, wrap your yarn around the needle, pull the yarn thru the needle and move on to the next stitch.


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JayhawkKnitter
Seriously Hooked

USA
910 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2006 :  07:50:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit JayhawkKnitter's Homepage Send JayhawkKnitter a Private Message
The problem is that many patterns use the term "pick up" when what they probably technically mean is "pick up and knit."

To truly "pick up stitches" you generally just put a loop of a previously knit row on your needles as a loop to be knit later in the next row. If you've knit a Fiber Trends clog pattern this is what you do when you're adding the bumper.

"Pick up and knit" means you stick your needles through the loop, wrap the working yarn around the needle and pull it through.

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