We all know you can bind off using a picot edging, but did you ever think to cast on using one?
This unusual shawl cast on was found in an old Norwegian pattern book in a modification of a style of shawl referred to as a Norwegian school shawl. The cast on is worked by making a chain of picots with your knitting needles, and feels rather akin to crocheting a chain. The stitches for the body of the shawl are then picked up and knit into each picot, and then the shawl is worked from the bottom up. Try it on the Viva shawl from the Pop Collection!
STEP 1/ Using a knitted cast on, CO 5 sts.
STEP 2/ BO 4 stitches, leaving 1 stitch on the right hand needle. One picot completed.
STEP 3/ Slip the remaining stitch back onto the left hand needle.