Frilled Cast On

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    About the Frilled Cast On

    The frilled cast on adds a fun, pretty edging to any project.
    Sarah E. White

    The Frilled Cast On is extremely simple and gives a pretty, frilled edge that looks like crochet and blocks quite flat on a Stockinette Stitch piece. It is 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.

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    Starting the Frilled Cast On

    Cast on 4 stitches to begin the frilled cast on.
    Eileen Casey

    Cast on 4 stitches using preferred method (long tail cast on, knitted cast on and cable cast on all work nicely).

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    Making the First Frill

    Pulling over the stitches for the frilled cast on.
    Eileen Casey

    Pull the second, then the third, then the fourth stitch on the needle over the first stitch.

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    Continuing the Frilled Cast On

    Casting on a second stitch in the frilled cast on.
    Eileen Casey

    Cast on 1 stitch.

    Repeat these three steps until you have the required number of stitches.

    It is important to remember that you are casting on 4 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.