Sallyo wrote: I am stuck with a knitting project. It is my 3rd attempt to knit a Little Red Riding Hood for my 8 year old grand daughter. The first one was abandoned because I had the wrong ply wool for the pattern. The 2nd was completed but was too small by the time it was. In the 3rd one, I am up to picking up the stitches on the front edges. It says so many stitches and I'm half way up and have far too many stitches. I think I'll have to pull out all the stitches I've picked up and try and work it out more mathematically. I am battling my desire to abandon #3 and start knitting some baby outfit for my neighbour's baby which isn't due until June.
It might not matter a whole lot how many you pick up. Is it a button band or just trim? To many stitches will make it kind of like a ruffle, which might actually end up pretty. A good rule of thumb for picking them up going vertically up is pick up three stitches for every four rows.