Picking up stiches?

davidjames181's picture

Hi Guys,

So I finally found a pattern that I liked for a lacy shawl that uses bulky yarn. The pattern itself seems quite simple except for thing. Row 3 starts with you picking up the first stitch from 2 rows below, I've looking on the net but couldn't find instruction on how to do that... Or maybe its me and I'm just not understand this properly...

Also, the knitting in front and back thing has me a little confused. Knitting in front is the way you "enter" to make a knit stitch and the back is the way you would "enter" to make a purl right?

Any suggestions?

Thanks

David

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SHAWL:
Worked from the bottom towards the top. Cast on 10 sts on needle size 12 mm / US 17 with
Vienna and continue as follows - see diagram M.1:

Row 1 (= RS): * P4, pass the first of these 4 sts over the last 3, pass the second over the last
2, pass the third over the last st (= 1 st), in next st work K1, 1 YO, K1 in front loop of st, K1 in
back loop *, repeat from *-*.

Row 2: (= from WS): K all sts.

Row 3 (= RS): Pick up first st from 2 rows below (now start pattern BUT knit this picked up st
tog with the first st on the left needle in the first pattern repeat): * K1, 1 YO, K1 in front loop
of st, K1 in back loop, P4, pass the first of these 4 sts over the last 3, pass the second over the
last 2, pass the third over the last st *, repeat from *-*, then cast on 5 new sts at the end of
row.

Row 4: K all sts, then cast on 5 new sts at the end of row= 20 sts on needle.
Repeat these 4 rows until shawl measures 90 cm / 35½'' in the middle. Bind off.

Comments

Britannic's picture

Knit in the front and back

Knit in the front and back is a pretty simple increase. You first knit as a normal knit and before you pull the stich off, reinsert into the back and knit the back as well.

Go to http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases and look down at the 5th video on the right side of the examples. It will show you how to a KFB both in English and Continental styles.

(By the way, those of you with iPhones [and presumably iPads] can download her app for $5 which has all her videos and such, which is great if you're stuck somewhere without an internet connection and want to look something up.)

Bill's picture

David...the "front&back" is

David...the "front&back" is different. (I prefer back then front, not sure if i'm right)
I put the needle through the back loop in the normal knit position, knit the yarn through the loop..then without sliding the stitch off, I knit through the front as usual, and slide off.