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PICKING UP STITCHES (knit) via Zoom - WEDNESDAY, Apr 28 from 6-7pm CT

Picking up stitches to knit is an essential skill for many projects. It's so frustrating to pick up stitches for a neckline and your edging doesn't lay flat. In this class, you will learn about how to determine how many and where to pick up stitches, the correct way to pick up stitches, and how to apply this method to various areas where you might need to pick up stitches.

Skills taught in this class:

  • How to calculate distribution of stitches to be picked up
  • How to pick up stitches

Class Materials (click on the links to order your items for delivery or pick up before class; if shipping, please allow at least 5 days):

Students must have access to Zoom!

Homework - Make two swatches and bring to class:
  • Abbreviations used in swatches -
    • K - knit
    • P - purl
    • BO - bind off
    • k2tog - knit two together
    • ssk - slip, slip, knit
    • st st - stockinette stitch
  • Swatch 1 - With US 8 needles, cast on 31 sts. Work in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until work measures 3" from cast on edge. End having completed a wrong side row. Divide for neckline as follows - 
    • Row 1 (RS): k14, BO 7, k to end of row
    • Row 2: p 15 sts. Attach 2nd ball of yarn and p 15 for other front (you now have a left front and a right front section; continue working in st st, working both front sections at the same time with separate balls of yarn)
    • Row 3 (RS): right front - k to end; left front - BO 3 sts, k to end
    • Row 4 (WS): left front - p to end; right front - BO 3 sts, p to end (12 sts remain on both fronts)
    • Row 5: right front - k9, k2tog, k1; left front - k1, ssk, k9
    • Row 6: p all stitches
    • Repeat rows 5 & 6 until eight sts remain
    • Work in st st for 4 rows
    • Bind off and block
  • Swatch 2 - With US 8 needles, cast on 20 sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 1". BO in pattern and block.
Meets 1x

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the class to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are subject to our regular return policy.



Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Must know basic knit or crochet; be able to recognize RS/WS; be able to fix minor mistakes; be able to "read" your knitting
Instructor: Elizabeth
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth joined the 3 Kittens staff in July 2017 as a sales associate and an instructor. She enjoys knitting cables and textures. She has had several designs published which can be found on Ravelry and at Elizabeth is a certified Master Knitter.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • The Village @ Mendota Heights
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 112-113
    St Paul, MN 55118
  • (651) 457-4969


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