How do you pick up and knit on the side edge?

Do you pick up stitches on the right side or wrong side?

We are going to pick up the stitches along the side of our project, always keeping the wrong side facing us. Using the knitting needle pick up the first stitch, inserting the needle from back to front, the same way as if you were going to purl the stitch. Be sure to pick up both strands of the stitch.

What does Up1 mean in knitting?

Answer: Up1 is a way to increase the number of stitches. When increasing in this way, you don’t make new stitches by working into the stitches already on the needle.

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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