Picking up stitches on a vertical edge

To pick up stitches along a vertical edge, such as a cardigan front, use the same pull-through-a-stitch procedure covered in the previous section for a horizontal edge. This time, however, bring the loop up between the running threads connecting the first 2 stitches along the edge, as shown in Figure 17-2. Here's how to do it:

  1. With the RS facing, starting at the right end of the work, insert your needle between the running threads of the first 2 stitches from front to back.
  2. Wrap the yarn as if to knit, and pull the new loop through.
  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2, pulling stitches up through the column of running threads until you've picked up the number of stitches you need for your finished edge.

Figure 17-2:

Pick up stitches along a bound-off vertical edge.

Figure 17-2:

Pick up stitches along a bound-off vertical edge.

There are more vertical rows of stitches per inch than there are stitches across. When you pick up stitches along a vertical edge, you match stitches to rows. To keep the correct ratio of stitches to rows, you need to skip a running thread interval every few stitches. You can see this technique in Figure 17-2 and find more information about it in the section, "Bring on the Bands," later in this chapter.

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    How to pick up stitches on vertical edge in knitting?
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