SIMPLE STEPS PICKING UP STITCHES AND KNITTING (HORIZONTAL EDGE)
When picking up and knitting along a horizontal edge, pick up every stitch. For a vertical edge, pick up and knit a stitch two out of every three rows, or three out of every four rows. If you pick up every row on a vertical edge it will flare out and won’t look good. It is usual to go down a needle size when working an edging, again, to stop the edge flaring out. 1 Insert your right-hand needle into centre of the ‘V’ of your stitch and wrap the working yarn around your right-hand needle. 2 Pull the edging yarn through the middle of the picked up stitch. You have now got a single new stitch on your needle. 3 Put your right-hand needle back into the ‘V’ of the next stitch and repeat until you have picked up and knitted the required number of stitches for your edging.