Pick up stitches using circular needles

I am starting to make a felted wool purse. The pattern seems really simple but after just 4 rows it says to pick up 8 then pick up 30, then pick up 8 more. How do I pick up? Do I use extra needles on the ends or something?

Are the 4 rows the base of your purse? The video here might help explain better, but you’ll want to use the end of the needle where your working yarn is. You’ll just stick your needle in between the stitches on the edges of your work and start picking them up all around. I hope that makes sense!

Thank you SO MUCH! What a wonderful site! I will give it a try! The pattern is a freebee from Lion* Wool. Teresa

No problem. :slight_smile: That’s what we’re here for!