The frilled cast on is extremely simple and gives a pretty, frilled edge to your knitting that looks like crochet and blocks quite flat on a stockinette stitch piece. It's a good match for the picot bind off and is a nice alternative to ribbing, the German twisted cast on, garter or moss stitch when you want an edging that is more decorative or delicate.
If you're feeling creative and want to elevate your technique, this knitting project is perfect. Bonus: It can take as little as 10 minutes to make one once you find your groove. This is an intermediate project, so practice is key for those who haven't attempted it before.
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Equipment / Tools
- 1 Set of knitting needles
- 1 Skein of yarn
Start the Frilled Cast On
Making the First Frill
Pull the second, then the third, then the fourth stitch on the needle over the first stitch.
Continue the Frilled Cast On
Next, cast on 1 stitch. Repeat these three steps until you have the required number of stitches.
It's important to remember that you are casting on four times as many stitches as you normally would for a garment or piece in the width you are making, and so you will need a lot more yarn for the cast on if you are using the long tail method. A good idea is to use two balls of yarn for casting on.