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Knitting How to: Picot Bind Off

May 11, 2011

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Binding off is not just a utilitarian knitting technique but can also be a beautiful stitch itself. One of my favorite lovely bind-offs is the Picot Bind-off. Not only is the Picot BO (Bind-off) gorgeous but very versatile in terms of style and drama. You can add a dainty detail to your knitting or a big, bold sign-off should you project dictate. Picot BOs are very easy too. It is merely a matter of casting on and casting off. Here's how.

I start off my Picot Bo by knitting 2 sts and then binding one off. Next, I break into the Picot BO. Using the cable cast on, cast on 2 sts and then bind off 4 sts. Repeat till all your stitches are bound off. If you desire a bigger picot cast on more stitch but remember to bind off twice the number of sts cast on. This means if you cast on 4 sts, you will bind off 8 sts, cast on 6 sts, you will bind off 12 sts for each picot tip. It is easiest to deal in even numbers. Should you be a visual learner try my handy video which demonstrates a 4 sts Picot Bind off in Lion Brand Recycled Cotton in Sunshine


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You can add a dainty detail to your knitting or a big, bold sign-off should you project dictate. Picot BOs are very easy too. It is merely a matter of casting on and casting off. Here's how. blog commenting service

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