I cannot figure how to pickup and knit 11 stitches up front right neck, knit across 9 stitches of back neck ,then pick up and knit 11 stitches down left front neck. I am adding a hoodie to a sweater. the pattern is on page 74 of the new knit1, fall 2007. Anyone?
I use a crochet hook to pick up stitches it seems a lot easier that way to me. In other words you have to make ‘live’ stitches on both fronts from the way you’re describing it, then you must have some live stitches on the back neck? Just pull a loop up from the neckline and knit it, then repeat until you have the number of stitches the pattern calls for. Hope this helps some, and good luck!
Amy has video for picking up stitches here.
With the front of the sweater facing you, pick up 11 stitches up along the right edge of the sweater as you would wear it–it would be the left facing you. Then across the back stitches and back down the other side.
You probably won’t pick up a stitch for each knit row, just space them out as evenly as you can.