16 January 2014

How to Pick Up in Lifelines

Here is the second video tutorial for Sir Thomas.

I am horrible at finding the turning chains when I need to pick up in a selvedge. Hence, I use a vertical lifeline. Thank you to Fleegle for giving this technique such an excellent name! At the beginning of a row, I wrap the lifeline from front to back with my working yarn. When working up from the lifeline, you can treat the turning bumps on the lifeline as if they are real stitches. You can even replace the lifeline with a knitting needle. Sometimes I don't even use a piece of waste yarn, but instead use the cable from an interchangeable set or a circular needle. And since the needle is just for parking stitches, it can be the same size or smaller than your working needle.

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