6.18.2014

Picking Up Stitches: A Video Tutorial and Treatise

I've been getting questions about picking up stitches in Magia... which means it's the perfect time for a video tutorial on the subject!

I can't believe what an idiot I sound like in the last 10 seconds after finding all my words so well... apologies!  And also, it's gardening season, hence the lack of a manicure!

I also really love this article on Knitty if you want to do more reading on the subject!

6 comments:

  1. I do my pick up stitches like Stephen West does... much easier than a lot of other ways. Check it out!

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    1. Is that the technique he shows here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cOdXveLGYI If so, that's the first one I show... if not, which one do you mean? I'd love to see

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    2. Yes, Laura, that is it. It makes it so much easier than some other ways. I had given up on the tab cast on because of the way to do it. I saw his way on Craftsy and haven't looked back on casting on and getting the garter tab going.

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    3. I just cast on all the stitches through both loops and, as you said, it looks fine. But I really like how you cast on through the back loops and will keep it in mind for the next time.

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  2. Thanks for the video! You sound fine at the end.

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  3. Wow, thanks! That is really interesting, I learned a lot on what happens when I pick up stitches in different ways. I usually prefer to do a slip-stitch edge and only use 1 loop for the pick-up - for socks, mainly, - as I like the nearly seamless look without any ridges.

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