Sunday, July 31, 2011

Picots On The Sides

Picot Cloth

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.

Picot Cloth
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.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Interweave Knits - Fall 2011

It's here!  One of my favorites, as they all are.  

On the Cover:

  1. Fall into place - 22 classics to knit right now
  2. Discover and Create - Ethereal Lace, Chunky Cables, Rustic Colorwork
  3. Courtney Kelley and Kate Osborn - Get to know fiber life
  4. More Double Knitting Explained

On the Inside:

  1. Cardigan Bay Jacket by Carol Feller knit with Rowan Big Wool
  2. Honeycomb Jacket by Laura Grutzeck knit with Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed
  3. Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti knit with Manos del Uruguay Serena
  4. Fern Lace Stole by Mareike Sattler knit with Filatura di Crosa Superior
  5. Varsity Stole by Annie Modesitt knit with Louet North America Eastport