Monday, April 04, 2005

Picot Cast-On

Can anyone explain to me how to use a picot cast-on? I've searched my books & online, and I've seen about seven different versions, but they all involve binding off stitches, which I assume I don't want to do, since it changes my stitch count.


At 7:52 PM, Blogger Gabby said...

Most picot cast ons do seem to involve some binding off of stitches. The goal is to get a lovely lacy edge. Here's a common one:
Picot Cast On (Nancie Wiseman's "The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques") :

Cast on 4 stitches using cable cast on *knit 2, bind off 1, knit 1, bind off 1, place remaining stitch purlwise on left needle. Cast on 6 stitches, repeat from* cast on two additional stitches to come up with 104.

You'll have to count the final number of stitches on the needle as your cast on, not the actual number cast on, I think.

At 9:32 PM, Blogger shetha said...

The cast on instructions for picot that I used are from a knitty pattern for a baby hat. It's called Miss Dashwood. It's handy for this pattern because each repetition of the picot produces 3 stitches and all sizes are a multiple of 6 stitches for the smocking stitch pattern used in crumpets. Trick is you have to use the knitted cast on for the Miss Dashwood version.

I used theirs on my version of crumpets here

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