I love picots, and was thrilled to learn the picot bind off a couple of years ago. And even more thrilled when I learned the picot cast on. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I could add picots to the sides as well, to create a picot border! It's the small things in life, isn't it?
The method of adding picots to the sides is the same idea as the cast on or bind off - you simply cast on a few extra stitches and then immediately bind them off. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I have knit a dish cloth or wash cloth with a lovely picot border and am sharing the pattern. Below is also a video on making the side picots. If you don't know how to do the cast on or bind off, I have videos for those as well over on my YouTube channel.
All you need is some Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn, and US size 7 needles.
I used the color Natural Stripes
Cast on 46 stitches using the picot cast on method.
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: Make a picot, knit to end
Repeat Row 2 to desired length - I just knit until I was almost out of yarn. Then bind off using the picot bind off method.
And here is the video demonstrating picots on the side :
This cloth is my own design. You are free to use the pattern to knit cloths for yourself and friends/family; if you would like to share the pattern with others via your own blog, please link back to me.