How to Knit the Eyelet I-Cord Bind Off

How to Knit the Eyelet I-Cord Bind Off

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Eyelet I-cord bind off. This technique was suggested by Sarah Wilson, The Sexy Knitter. The Eyelet I-cord bind off is a way of creating a nice clean edge with a little lacy detail. It creates a tube like the I-cord, and makes a great finished piece. The I-cord cast on is the prefect complemnt for this find off. This technique gives a professional finish to your work.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Knit Outta the Box Machine Washable Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

A pair of knitting needles


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Pattern Instructions

Skill: Intermediate

  1. Step 1

    Cast on two additional stitches

  2. Step 2

    Knit first two stitches

  3. Step 3


  4. Step 4

    Slip the stitches back to main needle

Repeat steps 2 – 4 until last 3 stitches

Finishing: K2tog, k1, and slip the two remaining stitches back onto main needle then k2tog

Swatch Photos

Example of the Eyelet I-Cord Bind Off

Example of the Eyelet I-Cord Bind Off

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