How do you pick up stitches for ribbing?
For horizontal edges: Insert the knitting needle through the center of a stitch below the bind-off chain, wrap or pick the working yarn, and pull it through the stitch to the front. Picking up through the center of a stitch on horizontal edges creates continuity from the sweater body into the neckband ribbing.
How do you pick up stitches UK?
Insert the needle into the middle of the stitch to be picked up and under the top of that stitch. Step 2: wrap the yarn around the needle and pull through this part of the stitch. This is your first picked up stitch. Step 3: continue to pick up stitches in this way until you have the correct number.
How to pick up stitches for a button band or collar?
Then count your stitches and figure out if you need to add or subtract stitches to get to the stitch count given in the pattern. Now join yarn and knit one row on right side off of your skinny needle and onto your called-for needle size.
How to pick up and knit the collar of a sweater?
In this second video of the 4-part sweater finishing tutorial series, Kerin shows you how to pick up and knit the collar of your sweater. Find all other parts of Kerin’s Sweater Finishing series here:
What kind of needle do you use to pick up stitches?
Use a skinny circular needle (I prefer a size US 0 / 2 mm 40” [100 cm] circular needle) to pick up stitches along the front for button band/collar. First pick up the stitches as described. Then count your stitches and figure out if you need to add or subtract stitches to get to the stitch count given in the pattern.
How to perfect a neckline when picking up stitches?
Starting at the top left picture: Insert your crochet hook into the stitch and wrap the yarn over top of the hook. Top right picture: Pull the strand through the stitch and you now have 2 loops on your hook. Bottom left picture: Pull the first loop through the second loop, making a slip stitch.