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Picking up stitches on a selvedge

If you are adding a trim or buttonbands to the opening of a cardigan or borders around the arms of a sleeveless top, like in our Lorna vest on page 49, you will be required to pick up stitches from the side edge. This is known as the selvedge of your knitting. You will also need this method for entrélac patterns.
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Step 1

with RS facing, insert your RH needle into the edge stitch of your work from front to back.

Picking up stitches on a selvedge

Step 2

wrap the yarn around the tip of the needle and pull the yarn through to the RS.

Picking up stitches on a selvedge

Step 3

repeat this in every stitch, or as directed, until you have picked up the correct number of stitches then continue knitting as instructed.

Picking up stitches on a selvedge
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