Video Tutorial: Pick-Up & Knit with Yarn Overs!

Step by Step 1/1 LslT RS (Left-slip-Twist) Knitting Tutorial


This week's tutorial is another throwback to last January when I ran the Holiday Recovery Shawl MKaL, but it's a really great handy variation on a standard PU/Knit from a selvedge edge. This is a simple technique for when you need to pick-up and knit more stitches than you have available in the selvedge edge of knitted fabric. You don't have to add a yarn over every other stitch like this either, you can add a yarn over every 3 or 4 stitches depending on how many you need to pick-up total.

Why would this be useful to know?

By adding in the Yarn Overs you're not bound to the row count of the section that you're building on. This way if the stitch pattern that you want to use in the next section has a different gauge from the section that you're building on, you can customize your stitch count to match the patterning. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly:

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^



  • Yarn

  • Needles Appropriate for the Yarn

  • Project with the stitches live on the needles

Step 1:

With Right Side facing and working along the edge of your knitted fabric...

Step 2:

Insert right needle into the slipped stitch from front to back...

Step 3:

Yarn over and draw the yarn through just like you’re working a knit stitch.

Step 4:

Wrap the yarn over the needle (yarn over).


Repeat Steps 1-4 until you reach your intended stitch count (or until all the selvedge stitches have been picked-up and knit).

That's it!

Now you can Pick Up and Knit stitches while also adjusting your stitch count!



Patterns To Learn From:

Tales of Childhood Shawl Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Wild Wild West Cowl

$7.00 USD

Tales of Childhood Fingerless Mitts Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Gaugetastic Hat

$7.00 USD

Tales of Childhood Hat Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Holiday Recovery Shawl

$7.00 USD



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