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metalmom
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Japan
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Posted - 07/24/2006 :  12:30:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit metalmom's Homepage Send metalmom a Private Message
I'm knitting a Kim Hargreave's design called Buttercup, and am having a problem with the picot edge. The only instructions she gives for it is "Cast on 1, cast off 1".

If I cast on 1, then knit 1 and cast off the cast on stitch, it just makes a weird bump.

If I cast on 1, then knit 2 and cast off the 2nd stitch, it just makes a strange hole.

Help!

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fmarrs
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Posted - 07/24/2006 :  12:43:30 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
A picot edge is just a series of bumps along the edge. It sounds like you are doing it correctly. You cast on a stitch, knit that stitch you just cast on, and then bind off that same stitch making a bump. Now here there is some variety in the directions as you space the bumps by how many stitches you cast off between bumps or you can make a bump on every stitch.

fran

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YarnGoddess
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Posted - 07/24/2006 :  12:46:52 PM  Show Profile Send YarnGoddess a Private Message
I found these instructions on another site:

BO 2 sts, *sl rem st on RH needle onto LH needle, CO 2 sts, BO 4 sts*; rep from * to * to end, then fasten off remaining st.



Elizabeth
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grouchywif
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Posted - 07/24/2006 :  12:57:46 PM  Show Profile Send grouchywif a Private Message
According to my techniques book (The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman), picot edges can be done with one stitch like you describe for a small picot or more stitches for a larger picot. Based on the photos of this project, what you are doing (producing a very small bump) sounds right.

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Momma78239
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Posted - 07/25/2006 :  10:15:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
And one of the nicest things about a picot bind-off is that it tends to be more flexible than a regular bind-off.

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arlinem
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USA
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Posted - 07/25/2006 :  7:07:59 PM  Show Profile Send arlinem a Private Message
i've used it on baby sweaters and the tops of booties. really kind of cute when the picot is done in a contrasting color.
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Kiwiknitter
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Posted - 07/26/2006 :  04:17:24 AM  Show Profile Send Kiwiknitter a Private Message
I have made 5 kits of Kim Hargreavesw that have the picot edge that you describe. What you are doing is correct. It gives a bump at the edge which looks OK once you get more of them completed.

Christine
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metalmom
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Japan
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Posted - 08/01/2006 :  7:10:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit metalmom's Homepage Send metalmom a Private Message
Thanks, everyone! I realized that what I was doing wrong was casting on 1 st onto the RIGHT needle instead of the left...oops!

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