When you pick up stitches along a vertical or curved edge, pick up one stitch every four spaces (the space you insert your needle into in order to pick up the stitch). Skip the next space and pick up the next sequence of four stitches along the next four spaces.
How do you pick up more stitches than there are?
If you need to pick up your stitches at a different rate—say 3 stitches for every 4 rows—pick up three stitches, then skip one space; repeat. To pick up 1 stitch for every 2 rows, you will pick up one stitch in every other space along your side edge.
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.
How many stitches are in one inch of skin?
Average – 6 stitches per inch.
How many stitches do you need for a jumper?
Start by casting the number of stitches for the size of your sweater using the size 8 needles. For example, you’ll need 63 stitches for a small sweater, 70 for a medium, and 77 for a large.
How do you pick up two stitches in one stitch?
Every third or fourth stitch, you pick up one stitch from the front leg (that is the most awkward terminology), and then another from the back. It’s very similar to kf&b or kfb, where you knit into the front of the stitch and then into the back to increase.