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I learned to make a knitted picot yesterday but at the time I didn't know what I was doing.  I was struggling to follow instructions that where perfectly clear and yet didn't make sense.

The pictured example was small so I wasn't sure what the end result would look like.

As I finally "got it" the lady next to me looked at my work and said "a picot".  Then it made sense.  I've done many picots before, just not in knitting.

When I think of a picot my definition is "that bumpy thing".  That's not very technical so I just looked it up and the paraphrased definition is an embroidered loop.  That makes more sense than "that bumpy thing".


My favorite picot is done using beads.  It makes a great edging.



Tatter's do a lot of picots but I don't tat. 

The next picot I discovered was in lace making.  They are very small and hard to make and hard to make look even.


I didn't make this picot, it is from one of my antique store finds.

Here's my picots:


The design had 8 picots and those are the two best.

I think I like the beaded picots the best because they are the most consistent and the easiest to do.

The knitted picots are my next favorite.  They are not quite as consistent but it doesn't matter.  They are fun and add a whimsical touch.  The lace picots are my least favorite to do because I don't have the patience for them.  But I like to admire the well done picots on lace mainly because I know how hard they are to make.

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