Carol's Tip Corner
with Carol Harrington
So... I don't know why this tip works but I know it does.
A friend was making a "perfect" vest for her grown son. The time had come to pick up around the armholes and the neck. Yikes! I had learned a trick from my Japanese knitting class and also from my friend, knitting guru Catherine Lowe. Pick up stitches with a very small needle (at least 2 or more smaller sizes than you'll be knitting the edging with).
So that's what we did. We followed the pattern directions for picking up 3 stitches for every 4 rows and ended up with two extra stitches that we decreased under the armhole. Then my friend did the ribbing with the needle size recommended. It was perfect, maybe even elegant. She did the same for the v-neck ribbing and, again, perfection. Everything melded perfectly, no gaps, no bumps. And, no, it did not pucker either.
Try it and see if you can figure it out. I guarantee you'll be a very happy camper.