Today, I was working on a new design for knitted clothes for Edward and Anastasia teddy bear.
It struck me that it might be a good idea to get a little bit more specific when I say: ‘pick up x number of stitches along this edge’.
So, I wrote out how I like to pick up stitches – which is with a crochet hook.
And, then it struck me that showing how to do this is probably even better than just writing about it.
So, I made a video tutorial, demonstrating on how I use a crochet hook to pick up the required stitches.
This technique works equally well for knitting flat or knitting in the round.
And, here’s the video tutorial:
4 responses to “Video tutorial on how to pick up knitting stitches with crochet hook”
Brilliant! This is kind of like having my Grandma available on screen. Thank you!
I love that! And, you know, that’s kind of how I felt when I made the video… it struck me as a useful thing to pass along, if anyone was interested… a rather granny-ish thing to do 😀
timeing is everything, I am working on a baby sweater that needs to have the front and neck stiches picked up and knitted (first time) and I was very unsure even after looking @ several videos. It has sat for over a week and the babys due this month. I have crochet for over thirty years and knitted for five so the idea of having old faithfull in my hand was AWSOME ! I will get the ribbing done this weekend using that method. THANK YOU !! Also liked the slip stich tip could use help with soomther easier to stich together edges.
I am so pleased that my video was helpful! Yay! Have fun with that baby sweater! 🙂