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To pick up along a cast-on/cast-off edge (for instance along cast-off stitches at back neck), have the right side of the work facing you and insert the point of the right-hand needle from front to back under both loops of the cast-on or cast-off edge of the first stitch, wind the yarn round the point of the needle and draw a loop through, as though knitting a stitch, to form a new stitch on the needle. Continue in this way along the edge for as many stitches as required.

To pick up along a side edge (for instance along the straight front edge of jacket), have the right side of the work facing you and insert the point of the right-hand needle from front to back between the first and second stitch of the first row (working one whole stitch in from the edge). Wind the yarn round the point of the needle and draw a loop through, as though knitting a stitch, to form a new stitch on the needle. Continue in this way along the edge for as many stitches as required. If the yarn is very thick, work through the centre of the edge stitch, thus taking in only half a stitch and reducing the bulk.

To pick up stitches along a shaped edge (for instance along a V-neck), use the above techniques to pick up the stitches around the straight side of the neck. On the shaped part of the neck insert the needle into the stitches one row below the decreasing and not between the stitches as this may form a hole. Draw through a loop to make a stitch as before.

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