Pick Up and Knit

Knitting Tutorial: Learn how to pick up and knit, or pick up a stitch knitwise, along the edge of a heel flap or other knit fabric
One thing many knitters are nervous about, especially when they're learning how to knit flap and gusset style socks, is how to pick up and knit a stitch along the edge of the heel flap.

Before You Begin

Pick up and knit, sometimes abbreviated pu & k, or stated pick up knitwise, can be done with a single needle. However, using a second needle can make the task easier to understand and manipulate.

Materials

  • Zitron Trekking Sport
  • addi Bamboo FlexiFlips (addi CraSy Trio)
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and addi needles used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Pick Up and Knit

Recommended Pattern

Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Ready, Set, Go Socks pattern has videos to help you learn more about:
  • Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Top Down Sock Heels
  • Alternating Long Tail Cast On for Ribbing
  • Pick Up and Knit
  • Wrap and Turn for Short Rows
  • The Unforgettable Kitchener Stitch
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