In today’s post, we are going to show you a new way to cast off in your knitting projects. As you’ve already seen on our blog a few ways to cast off, but today’s is special because it creates a cute, decorative border. It’s made by creating an i-cord or cording while you’re casting off, so you do it all at once.
Take a look at our video to learn this easy technique. You’re going to love it!
To do the i-cord bind off, choose your favorite work and follow these steps:
1.When you get to row where you are going to cast off, knit the first stitch and then increase until you have 3 stitches in total, as you see in the video.
2.Knit 2 stitches, knit 2 together through the back loop.
3.Slip the 3 stitches from the right needle to the left.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have work all stitches on your needles. You will have 3 stitches on the right needle. To cast them off:
1.Slip the three stitches to the left needle.
2.Knit 2 together, knit 1 through the back loop. Return the stitches to the left-hand needle.
3.Knit 2 together through the back loop.
Now you only need to cut the yarn and tie it off to finish! You’ll have your edge with an icord border ready.