Cal­cu­la­tion of Stitches to Be Picked Up

Creative Knitting - - LITTLE DARLINGS | COTTON CANDY -

If you find that your edg­ing is too short (caus­ing the main fab­ric to pucker) or too long (caus­ing the main fab­ric to splay), cal­cu­late a new pick-up rate. All meth­ods: Cast on 3 stitches. Work 6 inches of your cho­sen edg­ing (I-cord, dou­ble-knit or stock­inette stitch). Work as a stand­alone strip, not ap­plied to any other fab­ric, as fol­lows: For I-Cord Edg­ing Row 1 (RS): *K3, do not turn; slip sts back to LH nee­dle and bring yarn around the back ready to work next row; rep from * un­til I-cord mea­sures 6 inches. For Dou­ble-Knit Edg­ing Row 1 (RS): K1, sl 1 wyif, k1. Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, k1, sl 1 wyif.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures 6 inches. For Stock­inette Edg­ing Row 1 (RS): K3. Row 2 (WS): P3.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures 6 inches.

Mark the mid­dle 4 inches of un­stretched piece, then count the rows in that 4 inches. Di­vide the num­ber of rows by 4 to cal­cu­late the num­ber of rows per inch. Now mea­sure the length of the edge to which you want to ap­ply the edg­ing. Mul­ti­ply the length of the edge by the num­ber of rows per inch in your edg­ing.

If work­ing ei­ther an ap­plied I-cord or dou­ble-knit edg­ing, this is the num­ber of stitches to pick up along the edge of your main fab­ric.

If, how­ever, you’re work­ing an ap­plied stock­inette edg­ing, di­vide the num­ber of rows per inch by 2. The rea­son for do­ing this is that you’ll be work­ing two com­plete edg­ing rows for each time the edg­ing is joined to a picked-up stitch.

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