Quick Answer: What does PUK mean in knitting terms?

In UK patterns, picking up stitches is often expressed as “pick up and knit” (sometimes abbreviated to PUK or pick up and k), although in some patterns you may just be instructed to “pick up” a certain number of stitches. Both usually mean the same thing but it’s worth checking with your pattern provider just in case.

What does it mean when it says pick up and knit?

When we say to pick up and knit, we mean to use yarn to “knit up” stitches along the edge. You are to grab the stitch (or some other loop) at the edge of the work with the working needle, wrap the working yarn around it, and pull the yarn through, completing it like a normal stitch.

How do you pick up a row of knitting stitches?

Picking up stitches

  1. Let us walk through how to pick up stitches. …
  2. Work with the right side facing you, working from right to left as if you were to knit a row. …
  3. Wrap the new yarn around the needle. …
  4. Scoop the needle towards you – you now have a stitch on your needle. …
  5. Repeat this along the edge.

How do you pick up and knit with right side facing?

As a general rule, when picking up stitches you will either pick up perpendicularly from the side edge of a knitted fabric (which is comprised of rows), or from a bind-off or cast-on edge (which is comprised of stitches, and from which your new knitting will flow in the same direction, stitch for stitch).

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How do you put a pocket on a knitted sweater?

If you’ve knit a sweater or cardigan and want to add pockets after the fact, you have a couple options. One nice, clean method is to mark the pocket locations with pins or locking stitch markers, pick up and work patch pockets in rows, and then bind off and sew the edges down.