For the Cocoknits Method of constructing a sweater, you will pick up stitches along the back of each shoulder and top of each sleeve. These pickups form the structure and foundation of the entire sweater. Because they are weight-bearing joins, the pickup method must be as strong as possible. My technique for picking up stitches most closely imitates a seam and ensures a tight join with no gaps.
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Our videos are technique based, rather than pattern based. So the tutorials that will help you with Tallulah are this one for shoulder pick ups (p. 85-86 of pattern) and “How to Work Jeny’s Stretchy Bind-off” for finishing (p. 86). Please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions. Enjoy your Tallulah!
I’m looking to do the Tallulah. Is there any videos to support this pattern please?
Hi Kathryn, we’ll add that to our list of videos :)
Pick up all the ladder stitches at the sides of the shoulders, then decrease to 8 sts by knitting through back loop as necessary, spacing decreases evenly, as shown starting at 2:13 in video above.
After the decreases in Row 1 of Section III, you will have 9 Left shoulder sts, 8 left sleeve sts, 38 back sts, 8 right sleeve sts, 9 right shoulder sts for a total of 72 sts. Then in Row 2 of this section, you will place the markers to delineate the 2 selvedge stitches on the two ends of your piece. Hope that helps! Please email us at email@example.com if you have more questions. Enjoy your Emma!
I am knitting the Emma sweater in size Medium and have two questions on Section III (page 61).
1. I am not sure I am picking up the correct number of stitches along the outside edges of the Left and Right Shoulder. I am not sure whether I should have 12 or 13 ladder stitches. Can you let me know how many ladder stitches I should be picking up?
Also it would be helpful to include a video on picking up ladder stitches on the outside edges of the Left and Right Shoulder.
2. I did a test sample and made sure that I had the correct number of stitches in each section (8,8,38,8,8) as stated in the pattern, which equals 70 stitches. However, when I get to the last step in Section III where the markers are placed, the pattern now has 72 stitches (2,7,8,38,8,7,2) with a note about “the 2 neckline selvage sts on each end are included in the Front st counts”. I am not sure where to find the neckline selvage stitches.
Can you give me some more details on where to find the selvage stitch?
And then am I supposed to purl the selvage stitch and if so how to purl it since it isn’t on the needle.
Hi Suzanne, We’re not sure exactly what you are asking. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us page numbers in the book (and pattern if you are using a different one from the extended collection) for the specific places you are having trouble understanding. We look forward to helping you!
How do I do before I pick up these stitches on bias ? After I cast on in free fir shoulders stitches before I pick up for front what do I do those two rows before the pick up ? Workbook firs not give. KeE instructions for beginning back and shoulders . Help .. frustrated .. I Want tolearn this method. Thank you.
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