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 Post subject: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:26 pm 
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Probably a stupid question but I don't know! Pattern says pick up stitches on side of neck which I do by looping wool onto crochet hook pulling through and putting on needle - and then it says pick up stitches on stitch holder. Do I just slip these stitches straight onto the needle off the holder, or do I need to do something else? Also what does pick up and knit mean exactly. Am I just picking up and not knitting if you know what I mean.

Ta for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:40 pm 
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that sounds a bit confusing,
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looping wool onto crochet hook pulling through and putting on needle
that sounds a bit long winded, cause you could just pick up and knit the stitches.
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pick up stitches on stitch holder.
are these stitches already on the holder? if they are what you say is correct
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Do I just slip these stitches straight onto the needle off the holder,


i guess what you need to consider is getting the right number of stitches where you want them to finally be, and also getting the yarn at the correct side for you to work from. (eg at the end of a row not in the middle)


not sure if my reply is going to be of any help or possibly more hindrance - are you able to tell us what the pattern is called etc we may be able to have a look at pictures on ravelry to help guide the answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:03 pm 
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I'm assuming if you talk about picking up around the neck then you are knitting a collar for a cardi or jumper.

If I have stitches on a stitch holder I usually just slide them back onto a spare needle then knit across them like I would if knitting normally, ( I'm assuming these will be stitches at the back neck). With practice you should be able to just use your knitting needle to pick up and knit stitches from the side of the neck rather than using the crochet hook first.

I think some knitting patterns just say pick up, while others say pick up and knit, I thinks its maybe one of those things thats phrases differently in different parts of the world but means the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Thanks for all your help. In the end I just picked up stitches from holder onto needle and it looks fine apart from a small hole between picked up stitches on neck edge and ones on holder, which I will "cobble up" when sewing up.

All the tips on these forums are worth a million knitting manuals. I'm a "born again knitter" and the last thing I finished before November 2010 was a tank top from a pattern in the Jackie Magazine in the 70s.

I'm finding out all the things I don't know - and I thought knitting was just plan and purl.

Thanks again - Sister Sue.


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 Post subject: Re: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:21 pm 
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well done sister sue, one tip about the holey bit -unless of course being sister sue you are a nun and are more than happy with holy - going back the holey problem, is if you twist the stitch as you knit it, by knitting into the back of the stitch instead of the front, that sometimes helps close the gap.

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 Post subject: Re: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
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No I'm not a nun. I did realise that people might think that when I saw my user name in print as it were. I meant to call myself sister suzie - the one who sewed shirts for soldiers but I sort of entered it wrong when I registered! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Picking up stitches from stitch holder.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:00 pm 
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yes of course you could be sister as in a nursing sister and then holey would definately need sewing up, i had to go and look up sister suzie sewing up shirts
so just for anyone not well versed like me here it is.... well they don't write songs line that anymore that's for sure, i'm not even sure how they managed to sing it it's such a tongue twister.
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Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers
(Hermann E. Darewski and R.P. Weston)

Sister Susie's sewing in the kitchen on a Singer,
There's miles and miles of flannel on the floor and up the stairs,
And father says it's rotten getting mixed up in the cotton
And sitting on the needles that she leaves upon the chairs.
And should you knock at our street door, Ma whispers "Come inside"
Then when you ask where Susie is, she says with loving pride:

cho: Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers,
Such skill at sewing shirts our shy young sister Susie shows!
Some soldiers send epistles, say they'd rather sleep in thistles
Than the saucy soft short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews.

Lots and lots and lots of shirts she sends off to the soldiers,
But sailors won't be jealous when they see them, not at all,
And when we say her stitching will set all the soldiers itching,
She says our soldiers fight best when their backs are 'gainst the wall,
And little brother Gussie, he who lisps when he says, "Yeth",
Says, "Where'es the cotton gone from off my kite, oh I can gueth!"

I forgot to tell you that our sister Susie's married,
And when she isn't sewing shirts, she's sewing other things,
Then little sister Molly says, "Oh Susie's bought a dolly,
She's making all the clothes for it with pretty bows and strings."
Says Susie, "Don't be silly" as she blushes and she sighs,
Then mother smiles and whispers with a twinkle in her eyes.

Copyright 1914
AC
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