If you like to match cast on and bind off edges of your projects, this tutorial is for you. We’ll see how we can make a bind off edge that looks very similar to the edge formed by the Easy Picot Cast On.
Because the cast on edge that we are trying to match consists of two parts – a double-layered edge and a set of little picots on top of each stitch – we’ll have to do a few very interesting manipulations to form the same thick edge with picots as we bind off stitches.
I’ve tested a handful of different solutions with mixed results before I settled on a combination of two methods that create a very similar look to the one produced by the picot cast on technique. And it is not just the look. The edges have a similar thickness and the same amount of stretch.
Let’s see how this approach works step by step.
These edges will look great on any scarf, shawl or blanket. The thickness of the edge will keep the fabric from stretching and curling, and your project will look well-finished even after you use it for quite some time.
Plus, no one will be able to tell the difference between the cast on and the bind off edges, and many knitters will wonder how you made those edges 🙂
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