Well, my BFB KAL plans for the week have become a major fail. Apparently long blog posts while solo-ing on baby care are not compatible. Who-da thunk?
But, I want to make sure to get you more in-depth info on picking up stitches if you are knitting Bob in one piece, so here we go....
So first of all, you will be marking where to be picking up sts as you knit. You will just want to use a removable stitch marker and pop it through either the "bar" that a KFB increase creates for the legs, or through the stitch you have just knitted in the case of the wings and beak. Like so:
The beginning of the round here is the the first stitch on your bottom needle (where the yarn tail is hanging down straight from). Pretty nifty, huh? If you find getting your needle tip under the stitches too tough, you can also use a small crochet hook to loop your yarn under the side of the "V":
Does that help with picking up stitches?
This is the only for-sure post I am going to do for this BFB KAL. I will continue to put up posts as I get questions, so make sure to get me those questions!
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!