Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Pick up and Knit or Knit and sew?

So, yesterday I received my yarn for the baby blanket I am currently working on. Don' t these look like such gorgeous colours?

Anyhow, I started up on it and managed to finish one square today  However after casting off, I remembered Aneeta Patel's advice from her book  Knitty Gritty: Knitting for the Absolute Beginner on how casting off should be with a needle size larger than the one I was knitting with...oops. hope that doesn't make a huge difference.  How does the square look? Check it out?

Anyhow, the square isn't the main reason for my blog post today. I mean yeah I just knitted the first square but there is a question.  I recently read on Ravelry on how someone picked and knitted stitches for the  next square rather than going through the time of sewing each and every square, and I wonder if I should do that too?  Or is it better to just knit the squares and sew them up?


  1. I always prefer to use any sort of "join as you go" technique available, including picking up stitches and such. I don't really like picking up stitches because it's sort of an eyeballing thing and I prefer exact things, but I do it anyway. Some people like sewing knitted pieces together, but I think of it as more ends to weave in.

    Try picking up stitches, see how it goes for you.

    1. Thank you, Lauren. I'll give it a whirl. Its been a very long time since i picked and knitted, so I'm going to have to go to Youtube for how to videos.