What does pick up mean in knitting?
In knitting, picking up stitches means adding stitches to the knitting needle that were previously bound off or belong to the selvage. Picking up stitches is commonly done in knitting garments, e.g. in knitting the collar or sleeves, and is essential for entrelac knitting.
How do you pick up stitches in crochet chain?
Insert your knitting needle tip into the first bump. Wrap your yarn around the needle and pull up a loop to pick up one stitch. Continue to insert your tip into the bumps along the crochet chain and pick up stitches until you have picked up the number of stitches you need in your cast on row.
How do I know how many stitches to pick up?
How to Calculate the Correct Number of Stitches to Pick Up
- Measure the edge of the fabric you are working into.
- Measure the gauge of the trim you are adding.
- Multiply the number of stitches per 1cm in the trim by the length of the fabric you are working into.