beaded picots, part II: bind off!

Earlier this week, I posted a tutorial on adding beads to your picot cast-on. Today, we’ll have the promised second part of the tutorial, creating a beaded picot bind-off. As with the cast-on, this bind off is a great way to add a little sparkle to your edges, and is super easy to work.

First, you’ll need to string beads onto your yarn. For the bind-off I use here, you’ll need one bead per 3 stitches to be bound off. More beads if you want to space picots more closely, fewer beads if you want them further apart.

First, you’ll want to cast on two stitches using the cable cast-on (see the beaded picot cast-on tutorial for a refresher). Then, knit one beaded stitch:

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Next, bind off five stitches, including the beaded stitch, and move the single stitch on the right needle to the left needle:
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Congratulations! You’ve worked your first picot. Repeat these steps until all stitches are bound off, leaving you with a nicely accessorized edging:

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And of course, you can vary both of these edgings to make larger picots, space the beads out more, and so on. Why not string on some beads and start experimenting?

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