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!

Happy pinning!


  1. I love how this looks! Thank you for finding this one! I am thinking i may one day find a place for it - maybe on a matryoshka I am about to order!!!!

    AND an even bigger thank you for the tip of using a tapestry needle to pull the yarn over. You have just saved me!! Big time! I am knitting a pair of socks with a pattern that requires pulling yarn over every four stitches and it has been a pain. Beautiful pattern - pain to knit!! But using a tapestry needle will make it sooooooo much easier than what I have been going through! Thank you!

  2. Your welcome! Some of the best ideas come out of being desperate!