# Frequent question: How do you pick up V neck stitches?

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## How do you pick up stitches around the neck of a knitted jumper?

For horizontal edges: Insert the knitting needle through the center of a stitch below the bind-off chain, wrap or pick the working yarn, and pull it through the stitch to the front. Picking up through the center of a stitch on horizontal edges creates continuity from the sweater body into the neckband ribbing.

## How do you figure out how many stitches to pick up?

You might need to have one of the intervals larger than the others if you want to use a spacing that is easy to measure. Divide the number of stitches to be picked up by the number of spaces between the markers to find out how many stitches you need to pick up between each marker.

## How do I know how many stitches to pick up?

How to Calculate the Correct Number of Stitches to Pick Up

1. Measure the edge of the fabric you are working into.
2. Measure the gauge of the trim you are adding.
3. Multiply the number of stitches per 1cm in the trim by the length of the fabric you are working into.
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