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slaggyc
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Posted - 02/27/2011 :  10:38:44 PM  Show Profile Send slaggyc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So I'm working on the button bands for a cardigan for my little girl. (Almost done! It was supposed to be for winter, but took me a little long. It'll have to be a spring cardi!) After I'm done picking up a row of stitches to begin knitting for the button band, does that count as a knitted row? I'm supposed to knit 8 rows, but am not sure if I count that one?

Milinda
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Posted - 02/28/2011 :  12:11:46 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For me, it would depend on how it looked. If you like how it looks counting the pick up row as one, then it works. I tend to do that, go by what pleases my eye and what looks right.

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Shalee
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Posted - 02/28/2011 :  3:07:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The pick up is like a cast on. I do not count it as a knitted row. What you do is your choice.

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slaggyc
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Posted - 03/01/2011 :  12:34:02 AM  Show Profile Send slaggyc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the tips. For this project I just went ahead and didn't count it and it seems fine! It's one of those things I've always wondered. :)
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churchlady
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Canada
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Posted - 03/03/2011 :  09:26:28 AM  Show Profile Send churchlady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've heard the tip for bands in a different colour: always pick up the stitches in the background colour, then start knitting your coordinating colour band. There I'm pretty sure I wouldn't count the pick-up as a row, but Milinda is right, what looks best is the real answer.
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