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Tutorial for attractive cast on edge detail
This cast on method makes an attractive edging for many types of item. It is a lot easier to do than it looks. Try practicing with chunky needles, say 6mm, and some left over chunky yarn. I've opted for starting with a slip knot using the double thickness yarn but you can start with a slip knot using the single thickness yarn.

I also found it is better to follow the cast on row with a few rows of knit stitch to stop the edge from "curling".

Just experiment and see what works for you...

Tip - remember to do the "yarn over" in between each stitch.

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  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a long tail. Double the length of yarn and make a slip knot as you would for a normal cast on.

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 2
    Step 2

    Grip the short spare piece out of the way in your right hand.

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the single yarn (from the ball) put the "yarn over".

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wrap the double strand tail counter clockwise around the left thumb and push the needle up through as if you were making a knit stitch....

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pass the single "yarn over ".

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pass the double strands over as if making a knit stitch.

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pull firm and you have the first "knot" of the picot edging.

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 8
    Step 8

    Continue with yarn over in between each stitch....

  • How to cast on . Channel Island Cast On - Step 9
    Step 9

    Keep practicing until you have a row of "knots".

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