I am trying to do a neat job of picking up stitches on the “crannies” of a garter stitch rectangle. I am starting a bag for felting, and I know it will cure my gaps, but I just want to learn to do it properly. Most all the patterns start with a garter stitch rectangle this way.
There are two problems … all the books I have and examples I’ve seen show an edge of Stockinette for picking up stitches. If I pick up in the stitch between the ridges, do I pick up only at the edge loop or the two loops to the next stitch? I get bumps! Then, when I get to the corner and try to pick up from my cast on, I invariable get confused with which loop to pick up and get the wrong # by the end of the row.
I am going to try the knit cast-on from your tutorials and see if it helps me recognize the stitches better there, but the ridges and gullies are still problematic. I appreciate any suggestions …
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