How to pick up stitiches

i am starting a tote bag pattern. the base of the bag is made first. it then states to ‘pick up 20 stitches’. i am not sure how to do this to then continue on with the bag. any help?

Hi lori ! There is a video on picking up stitches right here on KH. It was really helpful when I was learning how to pick up stitches :slight_smile:

thanks for that…one more question…is 1 ridge equal to 2 rows?

In garter stitch, yes. Many patterns will have you for instance, knit 40 rows, then pick up 20 sts, one in each ridge.