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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mini Tip Tutorial - Picking Up Stitches

First, I'm sorry this week's Mini Tip Tutorial is a day late. Last week was busy and this week is even worse which means everything is running a bit late. There won't be a Mini Tip Tutorial next week because I'm preparing for and then I'll be away at Unravel this week.

This week we're looking at how to pick up stitches. In the video below I show you how to pick up stitches along rows of stitches like you would for a button band. I also show how to pick up stitches into slipped edge stitches. This is commonly used in shawls but are only suitable if the pick up ratio is 1 stitch for every two rows because when you slip the first stitch of every row you end up with one slipped stitch for every two rows.

You can also watch the video here.

In the video I also show how I pick up stitches for top down heel flaps. This was a thing that suddenly popped in to my head as I was filming so I didn't have a sock to show how it would look on an actual sock. Below is a top down sock heel worked in stocking stitch. I slipped the first stitch of every row so I had one slipped stitch for every two rows. Can you see the row of crossed stitches at the edge of the heel flap? 

Please ask any questions you have in the comments below. You can see all the previous Monday Mini Tips and other tutorials on my Tutorials page. 

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