The Picot Dot Edging Stitch

Example of the Picot Dot Edge Stitch Knitting Pattern Border

About this Stitch Pattern

The Picot Dot Edge stitch is a beautiful lace border that can easily be added to the beginning of a project. It’s consists of small shell like clusters of stitches with tiny eyelet holes between them. This simple yet delicate border is used from the bottom up, that is starting from your cast on edge.

Use this to begin a sweater hem, scarf, or hat.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 5 + 2

  • Row 1: (right side) K1, yo, *k5, sl the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over first st, yo, rep from *, end k1.
  • Row 2: P1, *[p1, yo, k1 tbl] in yo, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: K2, k1 tbl, *k3, k1 tbl; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
  • Row 4: Knit.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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9 thoughts on “The Picot Dot Edging Stitch

  1. Stephanie Fite says:

    If you use this picot edge stitch for a baby blanket, how would you adapt it for the sides of your work?

    I love your instructional videos……Thank You!

    Stephanie Fite

      • Rick Martin says:

        Would it not also be possible to pick up stitches along the side and then work the picot edging? I think I’ve done something at least similar to that before.

  2. Sharon Levering says:

    I learned to work yarn overs by bringing the yarn forward first and then over the needle when working a yo after a knit and before another knit stitch, but I see you work yarn overs in reverse (back first and over the needle to the front. Is that what requires a ktbl on the next row?

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Yes. Both work just fine though. You probably wouldn’t need to ktbl on the next row with your method. Your method will produce a slightly smaller hole.

  3. knittingdancer says:

    I have a question about row 3. On the video you repeated the pattern to the last 3 stitches, then you knit 2 stitches and knit the last stitch through the back loop. On the written instructions in the video and on the blog said repeat to last 2 stitches, then knit 2. Which one is correct? I enjoy watching your videos each day and am very happy they are done in the English style, so many videos on you tube are only in the continental method of knitting. Thanks for all the work you and your family puts in these videos and newsletters.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      The written directions are correct. I must have had an extra stitch for some reason and that’s why I said 3 instead of 2.

  4. Tess says:

    Thanks Johnny, for ALL your videos.You can’t imagen how much help you are, I am looking forward to your’e e-mails every day

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