Easy Picot Cast On Step by Step

Easy Picot Cast On Step by Step

If you want to decorate your project with a lovely slim cast on edge that looks the same on both sides of the work, try the Easy Picot Cast On method.

We used elements of this cast on in the criss-cross cast on edging that we discussed some time ago, but this simple and effective technique deserves some spotlight on its own.

The cast-on edge formed by this method looks great on scarves, blankets, hats, socks, mittens, shawls, sweaters, cardigans and pretty much anything else. The edge has a moderate amount of stretch and holds its shape well. The best part is – it is simple and quick.

Let’s see how we can do it step by step.

This edging looks great with any stitch pattern. It blends in with the smooth texture of stockinette and stockinette-based stitch patterns, and it provides contrast to textured stitch patterns like garter stitch.


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Do you prefer to have matching cast on and bind off edges in your projects?
Easy Picot Cast On Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Easy Picot Cast On Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Easy Picot Cast On Step by Step | 10 rows a day

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

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