Picot Bind Off

Learn how to work the Picot Bind off to add interest to your knitwear. This decorative edging is easy to achieve and creates a lovely finish for shawls, sweater hems and more!

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Written Steps

  • Step 1: With RS facing, using the knitted cast-on method, cast on 2 stitches.
  • Step 2: Bind off 4 stitches.
  • Step 3: Slide the stitch from R needle onto L needle.
  • Repeat Steps 1-3 until 1 stitch remains. Pull tail through the final stitch.

The Picot Bind Off creates a playful edge and is more elastic than a traditional bind off — try it as an alternative to the Icelandic Bind Off or other stretchy bind off of your choice.

Example of Icelandic Bind Off and Picot Bind Off using the Nysa Shawl knitting pattern design

Featured Pattern


BT by Brooklyn Tweed

This playful shawl boasts a simple shape and approachable lace details sure to inspire new knitters and invigorate veterans alike. Aim for the perfect wardrobe staple with an all-over solid or coordinate colors for accented eyelets and pleasing garter stripes with instructions from the downloadable companion PDF. Add a few new skills to your tool kit and emerge with a finished and fashionable shawl to warm you through all seasons.

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Fingering Weight

American Merino Wool

Peerie is smooth, strong, and full of lively bounce. Made with USA-grown Merino wool, this yarn’s 4-ply construction lends luster and a polished hand to cables, lace motifs, stockinette and textured fabrics. With a range of jewel tones, soft pastels, and warm neutrals, Peerie’s expansive color palette makes it a perfect colorwork yarn.

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Burnished Sophisticated olive-brown, like a new pair of Italian leather shoes.

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