Picking stitches up even

by Giada

Dear Madams,

Sorry to disturb You. I don't know if it's the right place where to ask You such a question.

I add a photo.

I picked up stitches sideways, taking them all without skipping one ( I tried it also but my work puckered).

So I worked one row and I reduced the number of stitches in the following row.

The result is always the same, got with many other methods, as You can see in my image.

What should I do?

May it depend by the fact I added a sewing yarn in order to make my work stronger? 

Thank You for Your kind attention 

Looking forward to reading from You 

Best regards 

Giada Altobelli 

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Apr 28, 2022
Picking up stitches evenly
by: Ratchadawan

The gauges of vertical(rows) and horizontal (stitches) are usually not the same even with the same yarn. It requires less stitches to be the same gauge as rows. You said you picked up every stitches side way and this causes buckling. This is because you picked up more stitches than you need. I would suggest picking 3 out of every 4 or 5 stitches. or for the best result, use the stockinette stitch gauge to help with picking up. For example, if your gauge is 5 sts per inch, then you would pick up 5 sts from the side edge at a distance of 1 inch. You can also search YouTube on picking up and see what'll show up. I know there are videos that explain this.

Hope this makes sense.
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