How to Knit the Eyelet I-Cord Bind Off

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


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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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10 thoughts on “How to Knit the Eyelet I-Cord Bind Off

  1. Judy Garrett says:

    would this still roll if you were doing stockenette sitich ? I really liker the bind off.

  2. Robin Miles-McLean says:

    I’ve been knitting for almost 30 years and think of myself as pretty accomplished and clever but you guys surprise me all the time! I’ve taken many classes and seldom learn anything new – not so with your website. I can’t believe all the cool tricks I’ve learned – I especially like your tips on different ways to cast on and bind off. I can’t wait to use this trick in my next design! Wish I had time to watch more. Hoping to take one of your classes this summer. In the meantime I’ll be dreaming of my next project (or maybe I’ll get around to writing up the bed jacket you guys asked me for a while ago ;-/ I keep telling knitting pals that your website rocks!

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