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Pick Up & Knit

Pick up and knit stitches are sometimes used in a pattern – on a neckline you may need to cast off then pick the stitched back up so you can carry on knitting or for a Christmas stocking for instance it may be used as a way to increase the shape a lot.

You need to put your needle into the knitting from the front through to the back – either on the cast off edge or between two stitches depending on the pattern – wrap your yarn around, like you would with a normal knit stitch and bring the needle through, again as you would with a normal stitch. (have you noticed that everything in knitting sounds scarier that it really is? Once you get the hang of it – it’s simple really 😀 )