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


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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