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Old 03-31-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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Longies gusset and pick up for legs

Question for all you experienced knitters here

I am at the point where do you need to split for legs. I made gusset as suggested in one of the threads here (mirror increases one) and did 3 rows of gusset extension.
Now what? Sheepy pants pattern says pick up stitches, people suggested kitchener first... - Well, how do you do it? If you do kitchener, where exactly do you pick up stitches (where around leg opening???) and where is your yarn - do you break up yarn after kitchener?
If you just pick up stitches, do you just pick them up on the side of gusset extension?
Anybody has a video with tutorial?

I did look at knittinghelp, but their yarn is attached to other side of the work, and I'm confused... I am such a newbie!

THanks you for the help ladies!

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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I posted about this a few weeks ago. YOu should have done like 4 rows of 10 stitches each, so you'd have kind of a step down (the extension), so you knit down that extension and then just go around and connect them. Let me try to find my post and then come back here. It made sense once I actually did it, but scary as you are trying to figure it out.
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http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...ghlight=gusset

Ok, i kept the gusset stitches and my second leg still on the 16" circulars while I did the other leg with the 12". When I finished the leg I came back and did the kitchener stitch on the gusset with new yarn and then just started the second leg. Mine came out really well for my first time and I was so nervous to attempt it since I have no idea how to go back if there is a mistake made.
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I'm off to read!!! Thank you so much for prompt reply, I was feeling totally stumped!

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Ok, i kept the gusset stitches and my second leg still on the 16" circulars while I did the other leg with the 12". When I finished the leg I came back and did the kitchener stitch on the gusset with new yarn and then just started the second leg. Mine came out really well for my first time and I was so nervous to attempt it since I have no idea how to go back if there is a mistake made.
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I've always done the legs first and then come back and grafted the gusset last, that way you can use the grafting process to close the holes at the legs. Good luck experimenting!
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I graft first as I find it easier to close any holes that way. Here is a video of how to pick up the stitches. This is being picked up with the yarn that was used to close the gusset. You might turn down your audio as my dog is barking in the background.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2599140...7614180313682/
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I knit around and around with circular needles for the waist and hips then both gussets then put the crotch stitches on stitch holders and use 4 doublepoints to do the legs so there's no annoying seam down the inner thigh to rub chubby legs. When I finish both legs, I have crotchless longies which get kitchener stitched up since we are not to that stage! Sometimes I cut the tail really long on the second leg bottom and run it up inside the stiches of the leg to seal up the crotch and eliminate 2 thread ends to hide (means only 2 ends for the whole garment).
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I graft first as I find it easier to close any holes that way. Here is a video of how to pick up the stitches. This is being picked up with the yarn that was used to close the gusset. You might turn down your audio as my dog is barking in the background.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2599140...7614180313682/
This is great!!!!! Dogs and all. my dog heard it and came running into the kitchen all excited. I think he thought I brought a new doggie friend home.
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that was a great little video...but how do you not get any holes?
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