Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Picking Up stitches along a Garter Edge

This week I have a video on picking up stitches along a garter selvedge.

There are a few different ways to do this – two spots on the selvedge stitch itself, and then the “normal” spot for mattress seams between the selvedge and the next stitch.

I much prefer the first of these – picking up along the side of the selvedge stitch, because it produces the flattest seam there, and typically we want a flat seam when working with garter.

And using a dpn or extra needle (in a smaller size) helps immensely!! (Thus the phrase “pick up” and knit.)

Just make sure you are consistent with where exactly you pick up, and then it will look uniform.

I hope this was helpful!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

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