There seem to be a million choices for binding off knitting, and I almost always gravitate to the traditional bind-off, passing one stitch over another. But sometimes you just want something with more pep, and the picot bind-off fits the bill. This bind-off is pretty and versatile—you can change the look to fit the project and your mood.
Notice how it looks different in all three shawls. In Golden Hour the picots are close together and in the other two they're further apart. Equally beautiful, right?
Here's Kelley to show you how to work the picot bind-off for Golden Hour:
The picot bind-offs featured in Love and Hope and Sea Breeze have a few stitches bound-off traditionally in-between the picots. Kelley demonstrates that below.
Kelley also gives you some cable knitting tricks in this video, so be sure and watch the whole thing!
Learn two techniques for making your sweaters look professional: using backing buttons and adding a phony seam. All sweater knitters should have these skills in their toolbox.
Kelley practiced them on a baby sweater, the Latte Coat by Lisa Chemery. Chidrens' sweaters are wonderful learning tools if you're a beginning sweater knitter, because you can try complex skills on a small scale.
Kelley just finished a pair of Skimmer Socks by Sheila Toy Strombetzg. These are great when you don't want your socks to show very much, because they're almost invisible under your shoes. I especially love this style because I'm a clog wearer, and these come up lower on the top of the foot, so they don't show. Yay!
These and the Turkish Bed Socks are my favorite knit sock patterns to wear with clogs.