Finishing Techniques Part 2: Picking Up Stitches
Improve the look of your garments by learning how to pick up stitches for neckbands and button bands
Assumed knowledge: casting on; casting off; stocking stitch; garter stitch; mattress stitch. Open to those who have completed Finishing Techniques Part 1, or who are confident with mattress stitch.
- Swatches from Finishing Techniques Part 1
- Neckline swatch
- Tapestry needle
- Sharp needle
- Contrasting pale coloured DK/8ply yarn with a smooth texture
- Stitchmarker pins
- Notebook and pen for taking notes. You are welcome to video my demonstrations on your phone for personal use.
Instructions for swatches to bring to class
Neckline Swatch: with 4mm needles and pale smooth 8ply yarn, cast on 30sts. Work 7 rows stocking stitch.
R8 (WS): Cast off 6sts, purl to end – 24sts