Saturday, September 29, 2007

Picot Edging

Hi Knitters,
Here is the video tutorial for the picot edging. I hope this helps. It is a fantastically quick edging to add to a blanket, bootie or hat. This is a sweet decorative finish for any baby knitting you are doing.
best, susie
p.s. Man, do we have a squeaky door!


Unknown said...

I love your books and blog!! We will be first time grandparnets in aprox 5 weeks and I am knitting everything in both of your books.
I am stuck,however, on the assembly of the"grumpy old bear's" feet. I will meet you in Minneapolis and ask you in person. We share the same initials.
Keep dreaming...
Sylvia BA

Unknown said...

Susan, I love your books and blog!! We will be first time grandparents in aprox 5 weeks and I am making many things from your books. I am stuck on the assembly of the "grumpy old bear's" feet. I look forwarding to meeting you at the Yarnery in Minneapolis and will ask you in person.
Sylvia BA

Denise said...

Oooh, I wish I could come knit with you every day (I don't mind squeaky doors!), you do amazing work, and I love the tutorials. I'll be trying the little chick hat soon. Right now I just bought yarn for the 'Monkey' socks on! And I'm eagerly awaiting my IBN from Amazon - still.
Have a super Saturday.

Wannabe said...

Hey Susan. Can you answer a question about your gauge in your newest book? Is the gauge based on a swatch in stockinette? I'm particularly interested if this is the case with the cupcake hat and scarf. Thanks!

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Wannabe,
Yes, the gauge is always based on stockinette stitch throughout both of the books.
I'd love to see your cupcake set when you are done!
Thanks for the question.

Adrienne said...

Thanks for the video!!!!

Knitterella said...

Thank you, Susan! This was very helpful. See, I thought it was bind off 4 at once? Got it now and I will referrence this tutorial (with your others).

Thank you for taking the time to do these, they are great!

YarnThing said...

OMG...I am so excited to have found your blog!!! I totally love your books and can't wait to get the new one!

Knitterella is an "online friend" of mine and I found you through her blog! VERY EXCITING...can you tell :-)

Anyway, just wanted to say to keep up the good work.


P.S. if you are planning on doing some holiday knitting you should check out the Holiday Kal-Cal a fellow podcaster and I have set up ;-)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Wish I were a knitter but just never got the hang of it, I crochet. Sorry I missed seeing you when you were in Little Rock. I belong to a group called the Yarn Dolls and I hope to make lots of hats for the next Knitting for Noggins. Hope to see you there.
Thanks again for your wonderful blog. Nancy

Virtuous said...

It certainly did help me!! Thank you! :o)

juliblue said...

Thanks soooo much. I have done picot edging before, but forgot how (long time ago). Nowadays, all I can find is the 'fold over' picot edging, where people do rows of St st, and then a YO row and then more rows, then they fold over the YO edge and it LOOKS like you did picot. My only problem with this is, unless you are working with a very fine yarn, the doubled edge looks heavy and thick on a sweater or sock. I really had to search to find someone who had the 'other' technique I had originally learned, where the picot is ONLY on the edge!!! Thanks for the help - I bookmarked your page to use over and over when I need a light picot, and not the folded kind (it just seems like more work to me and doesn't look as lacey)
Sincerely, Juliblue
PS I hope you did add a video of the crochet picot too!

Nadine Fawell said...

Thank you Susan! I am so glad I can do this with knitting, since crochet intimidates me silly (sad but true) and I have an unfinished project hanging around waiting for a picot edge. Not for much longer!

Kathy in Seattle said...

Ohhhhh.....The tutorials are fantastic!

I just found your blog this morning...
I'd just started the picot edging on the paper bag hat last night. Not quite right.

1. in round, knit 1st row not pearl.
2. after the first binding off four, didn't know that the last stitch was the one you slipped back on the left needle to start the next sequence.

The next edge will be perfect. Everyone at my office is is love with your book!

Hats galore!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanxxx very much for the video!
Scotch Bonnet

jkg said...

Helpful, but I'd love to see a video on how to do picot edging with a crochet hook--I'm especially confused about how to get it started. I have the cupcake set all finished (except for the picot edge and cherries!). Got to finish before winter ends....

Thanks for such adorable patterns!

Elizabeth said...

I am in the same position as the person above. I'm making the cupcake set and don't quite get how to do the picot edging with a crochet hook. I'm trying, but it just doesn't seem right. Could you post a video tutorial for that one, too, please?
I love the patterns in Itty Bitty Nursery. I've have made two sweaters for my son - both of which get LOTS of compliments. Now I'm onto the cupcake set for my niece.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Elizabeth,
On the sidebar is a crochet picot edging tutorial (video) under tutorials!

Anonymous said...

I am working on the baby chicks hat in the Itty Bitty Hats Book. I can't find the GGH Samoa #5 yellow yarn.........what is an easy to find substitute ?!
Thanks ! Julie McG.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Rowan All Seasons Cotton is similar to the Somoa.

Mom7plus said...

I LOVE this edging!!

Is it possible to CO using the backward loop method, knit across, do the edging, BO, and then sew this onto a pair of baby socks? Or onto the front of a onesie?

Also, do you need to pick-up stitches (or CO) the whole length of the item? Or can you cast on as you go?

Thank you for your help.

Susan B. Anderson said...

carol - yes, you could stitch this on as an edging.

there is a picot cast on technique you could look up for the second question.

Carol A. Shaver said...

WOW! What a FAST response!

With all you have to do I thought it would take a couple of days to hear from you. Thank you very much!

I will look up the cast on you mentioned.

Have a fun, peaceful, and productive weekend!