I have an uber personal question. Can I see the backside of your garterlac dishcloth? I’ve tried to make that so many times but keep giving up because the back looked funny. I want to see what the back of somebody else’s looks like. Please???????????
Kris left this comment on yesterday’s post. So here it is ……
tips on picking up stitches:
- always have the right side of your work facing you. Picking up stitches leads to a ridge and you will want that ridge to end up on the wrong side. Picking up with the right side facing you will make sure that it happens.
- when picking up, insert the needle/hook (I use a crochet hook to pick up stitches) under both strands of the edge stitch. Inserting it under just one may lead to a lacy little hole, which is usually not the effect you are going for.
- I did tweak this pattern a bit. The way this is knit, certain sections will end up with stitches being picked up with the wrong side facing. And this will lead to the ridge being on the right side. Whenever this was going to happen, I simply twisted the work around, and did a backward sort of pick up (from left to right instead of the usual right to left) and that put the ridge on the wrong side where it belongs.