Technique Thursday — picking up sts from the middle of the fabric

There are lots of tutorials on picking up stitches along the edges (and unless otherwise stated you should always pick up loops and knit into them) but sometimes you’ll need to pick them up from the middle of the knitted fabric. Toys, flip-top mittens and sweater plackets all use this technique. The stitches can be picked up in a row, a vertical column or even along a diagonal. Be careful when picking up across a row that all of the stitches are picked up from the same row.