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How to Knit the I-Cord Cast On

This stitch was originally posted on July 10, 2012

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the I-cord cast on. The I-cord cast on is a way of creating a nice clean edge. It makes a nice creates a tube like the I-cord, and makes a very great finished piece. The I-cord cast on is the prefect complement for the I-cord bind off. This technique adds a great professional level to your work.

Skill: Intermediate

Instructions:

Step 1: cast on four stitches
Step 2: knit all four stitches
Step 3: slip all four stitches back to main needle
Step 4: knit first stitch again leave on main needle
Step 5: bring the needle around and insert through the back loop in the same stitch (make stitch tight)
Step 6: knit the rest of the stitches
Step 7: slip the first four stitches back to the main needle
(repeat steps 4 through 7 until you reach your desired length and cast on three more stitches)
Finishing: Slip 4 to main needle, k2tog, k2tog, slip 2 sts back to main needle, k2tog

Here is what the seam should look like:
Example of the I-Cord Cast On

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  1. Martha Sparks

    November 28, 2012

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    • Johnny Vasquez

      November 28, 2012

      Hi Martha!

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      -Johnny

  2. Cheryl McLane

    December 9, 2012

    Hi Johnny,

    I’m one of your biggest fans. I found you when I was looking for a solution to a stitch pattern for a sampler scarf. I am constantly telling my knitting friends about you. You have the most recognized pair of hands. My question to you is, “If I am already on your mailing list, do I need to send you my email information again to join your VIP Membership?” I want in!

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    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 10, 2012

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  3. LeeAnna

    March 10, 2013

    This is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. :) I’ve always wanted a prettier cast on than what I was using.

  4. drosado42003@yahoo.com

    April 17, 2013

    I have been browsing thru your videos and they are easy to follow.
    Thanks!!

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