Thursday, August 23, 2012
frilled cast on for knitting
Here is the direct link for: Frilled Cast On for Knitting.
I learned to crochet recently so I could create a Picot edge on anything if I wanted to. Now with this stitch, the Frilled Cast On, I can still knit and achieve a very similar look!
This helpful pin comes from the blog, About.Com Knitting. Eileen Casey, the blog's featured writer, says "the Frilled Cast On is extremely simple and gives a pretty, frilled edge that looks like crochet and blocks quite flat on a Stockinette Stitch piece." That's just what I am looking for.
The blog gives a great step by step photo tutorial on how to create this knitted look. Follow the three simple steps until you have the desired number of stitches. The key to remember is you are casting on about 4 times as many stitches in the end so you need to have a v-e-r-y long tail to start with or they suggest using two balls to cast on with.
I tried it, and as you can see, I caught onto it fairly quickly. I found a tapestry needle helped in the 'pulling over' of the stitches on each repeat sequence. The Frilled Cast On creates a pretty sturdy yet delicate edge for that special sleeve, collar or pocket trim in your knitting future.
I want to try felting this edge (done in wool) and see how its shape holds up!
The red pin award. I learned a new stitch today!