Simple and Reliable Way to Evenly Pick Up Stitches from Necklines, Armholes and Other Edges

Simple and Reliable Way to Evenly Pick Up Stitches from Necklines, Armholes and Other Edges

When we finish sweaters and cardigans, we often need to pick up and knit stitches along a neckline, an armhole or a vertical edge to make a neckband, an armhole band or a button band.

The patterns usually instruct us to pick up stitches evenly. If we fail to do so, some segments of the bands and other pieces of knitted fabric that we make out of the picked-up stitches will be puckered or stretched. This can totally ruin the overall look of the project.

We can’t let it happen and we won’t as long as we follow three simple steps. These steps make sure all neckbands, armhole bands, sleeve caps and button bands that we make lie flat and look perfectly even.

It is much easier to pick up stitches from an edge that does not look like a staircase.

It is not a problem when we pick up stitches from a straight edge, but when you know that you will need to pick up stitches from a neckline, an armhole or some other curved edge, use the sloped bind off method when you shape that part of the project, Your future self will thank you for that little bit of extra effort.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #7. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (282 pages!) with this and 37 other tutorials included in the collection.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Simple and Reliable Way to Evenly Pick Up Stitches from Necklines, Armholes and Other Edges | 10 rows a day
Simple and Reliable Way to Evenly Pick Up Stitches from Necklines, Armholes and Other Edges | 10 rows a day
Simple and Reliable Way to Evenly Pick Up Stitches from Necklines, Armholes and Other Edges | 10 rows a day