Picking Up Stitches

Many patterns will instruct you to “pick up and knit”, and there are lots of different ways to do this! Below you’ll find some of my tutorials of the ways I like to do it, and how I do it in different circumstances.

Picking Up and Knitting Stitches for Front Bands in a Cardigan:

The video below will walk you through how to pick up and knit for a cardigan – I use my Audrey’s Cardigan as the example (this video was part of a knitalong I did for it in the Fall of 2020). But regardless of the pattern you are doing, many of the techniques are the same:

Picking Up Stitches Along a Cast-On Edge:

My video below shows you how to pick up stitches along a cast-on edge – I instruct you to do this in my Brightside Cowl and Study Buddy Mitts:

Also, I have a video tutorial that shows you how to you can use a crochet hook to pick up and knit stitches – this trick can be really helpful if you’ve had a hard time picking up in the past. Check out my video below: