1,380 Picots Scarf
My goal was to make lavish, extravagant use of one skein of lace weight pure undyed cashmere yarn. I normally avoid using a lot of picot stitches when I crochet for fun, yet the yarn looked and felt like it wanted to be crocheted into picots. It became a personal challenge: what if I packed in the maximum amount of picots I could muster? The result is an exquisite gift (and a deep sense of satisfaction).
Pattern includes a special foundation stitch (aka 'chainless foundation') with the picots built in. This gives the scarf a more professional drape and makes it feel even more elegant to wear. (One of my pet peeves is feeling the tight foundation chain row where one shouldn’t.)
I’ve heard many crocheters say that they don’t like the look of their picots. No matter how many picots one has under their belt, the next one may look clumsy or unsatisfying for a number of reasons that are easy to fix. Pattern includes tips for making picots to love.