picking up stitches on garter: which method?


#1

Hello knitters,

In future I’d like to knit my cardigan sleeves by picking up the stitches, so that I don’t have to attach and seam a separate piece at the end.

But I see different ways of picking up stitches along the edge. There’s this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBWeX0JA-iM

And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1HeRqgYe_8

There may well be others. Which method do you use, and what are the differences?

Thanks a bunch!


#2

The method that Purl Hunter demonstrates is good for edges that don’t take mush strain or weight, like the edging on a blanket. The second method is sturdier and would be better for attaching sleeves. I use it for drop sleeves or sleeves that don’t have a sleeve cap.