Folded Picot Cast On

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The folded picot cast on is a beautiful decorative edge, perfect for the cuff of a sock or sweater. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to work the folded picot cast on.

FOLDED PICOT CAST ON INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLAT KNITTING

Cast on an odd number of stitches using the backwards loop cast on.

Row 1 (WS): Purl all stitches.
Row 2 (RS): Knit all stitches.
Row 3: Purl all stitches.
Row 4: Knit all stitches.
Row 5: Purl all stitches.

Row 6: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last stitch, k1.

Rows 7 – 10: Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice.
Row 11: Purl all stitches.

Fold the fabric, bringing the cast on edge behind the stitches on the needle.

Row 12: Knit each stitch on the needle together with the next cast on loop.

FOLDED PICOT CAST ON INSTRUCTIONS FOR IN THE ROUND KNITTING

Cast on an even number of stitches using the backwards loop cast on.

Rounds 1 – 5: Knit all stitches.
Round 6: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rounds 7 – 11: Knit all stitches.

Fold the fabric, bringing the cast on edge behind the stitches on the needle.

Round 12: Knit each stitch on the needle together with the next cast on loop.