Just a note on boxers KAL!

hsfg's picture

Hey guys, thanks for the replies....for those that are wondering about the pick up stitchs "thing"....
You might want to try :
Visually divide the area into 4 sections (by putting 3 pins) along the side, then pickup 25 sts in each of the 4 sections ! This is makes it alot less difficult, if you have trouble counting the stitches sequence listed in the boxer pattern. You have the opportunity to check youself as you pick up the stitches !


Chris Vandenburg's picture

Steve.. that is EXACTLY what I ended up doing!! I have a tendancy to overthink and finally it just made horse sense to go that direction.

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

hsfg's picture

Good ! Then I'm not that crazy.....I am begining to wonder if the being crazy is a result of hav'in left Dallas.

Joe Moore's picture

Thanks Steve. This is useful for a garment newbie like me.

I did the edge stitching per the pattern, so I know I won't have enough to pick up the 100 stitches.
I think that I can pick up two stitches per edge stitch, if I pickup the two 'halves' of the edge stitch. Does that make sense?

As I said I'm fairly new to garments, I've just done socks, hats, and fingerless mittens.

Any suggestions would be helpful.




Kenny's picture

Honestly, I would pick up one stitch per edge stitch and add an extra increase row. but i'm knitpicky like that though.

Joe Moore's picture

Ok, so I would then spread out the increases evenly across the fabric on the increase row?

Then, once I've gotten the correct number of stitches, start on the side section?


WillyG's picture

Thanks! That's helpful! When I eventually get the frickin center panel done, that will make the picking up stitches a time to celebrate.