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chirel
« on: July 10, 2014 03:25:05 AM »

I'm looking for a name for a knitting technique I just might have come up myself… or maybe it actually axists and I could watch a tutorial on Youtube.

I want to leave selvedge stiches waiting on another needle so that I don't need to pick up stitches. Of course I'll need to add stitch for every stitch left waiting, but if there's something else I should do, I have no idea.

Does someone know what search terms I should use to find a picture or a video?
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pc51870
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014 01:06:50 PM »

http://www.tricksyknitter.com/knitting-a-selvedge-or-edge-stitch/
 See if this is of any help
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chirel
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014 04:23:44 AM »

Unfortunately no, those are all pretty basic stitches. I've googled with every word I could think of, but haven't found anything yet. I tried to do this on my own, but the project I'm currently working on is too complicated, so I'll test it later to see if I can get it to work. I'm starting to feel it's easier to just learn to pick up those stitches properly Cheesy But I won't give up yet Wink
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Alexus1325
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014 10:13:04 PM »

It's called something like "leaving live stitches." I used that technique when I made these. Someone had noted on their Ravelry project page (I'm sure the project that inspired me is several pages in) that they'd left live stitches to pick up for the ribbing, and that seemed much more sensible to me than binding off only to pick up stitches again.
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chirel
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014 02:52:21 AM »

Thanks Alexus1325 for your answer, you gave me a lot of ideas for search words. However the techniques you mention don't seem to be what I'm looking for. I read through your mitten pattern (Love it! Must try!) but I didn't see where you leave stitches waiting.

If I understood correctly "leaving live stitches" refers to a cast on method. What I want is to leave stithces waiting at the selvedge in a way that isn't decreasing. So the search is still on!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014 07:41:48 AM »

I've knitted a shawl where there was a YO on the beginning of the row that made a series of loops to eadily pick up later. It does create a row of holes, not a problem for a lace scarf, but it might be for you.
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chirel
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014 09:50:12 AM »

Thanks for the tip Smiley This sounds interesting! I don't want holes, but maybe there's a way to use this to develop something for my needs.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014 01:00:51 PM »

Maybe cast on a stitch every other row and just set it aside on a holder.
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chirel
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014 10:01:07 PM »

SUch simple solutions Cheesy I need to try these at some point.
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GinghamPolkadots
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014 09:51:56 AM »

I love this idea, I would do a m1 at the beginning of the row and leave that on a holder for later use.  I may have to use this technique myself!
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