How to Bind Off: The I-Cord Method


How to Bind Off: The I-Cord Method


Learn how to finish your knitting by using the less known i-cord bind off method in this free knitting tutorial. This method will create a rounded, i-cord seam along the edge of your knitted work. While time consuming, this technique creates a beautiful, decorative edging to any knitted piece.

If you're looking for a more simple bind off method, check out our free tutorial: How to Bind Off.


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Good instructions but would benefit from written instructions to go along with it. I love the look of this bind off, has anyone used this as I want to know whether the edge is straight or does it curve as you would normally see with ssk stitches, it would be good to see the finished item to see how the edge looks.

I love the way this bind off looks but what do you do when you come to the end of the row?

i love when you do the tutorials..again..thank you for such clear and thorough directions..from a newbies point of few i could have followed without even watching what you were doing..i will def be trying this one..thanks

I think it would have been a whole lot better if she would have kept the camera on the needles instead of showing the bulk of her project.

That's very cool. I could see the video well enough, and the verbal explanation is excellent. Thanks!

ok I love the I-cord bind off but the video itself was not good. All I could see was the bottom of her hands and the cloth going back and forth. I could not really see the stitches she was creating because the hands were to high on the film. But it was a nice ending. Thank you for the demonstration.

Why Am I using a double point needle?? I must have missed something. Bv

She said one could use regular needles, but she chose to use double pointed.

Great demonstration! Great result too.

extremely helpful

Hi all - Thank you for your comments. We are constantly working on improving the quality of the video tutorials on our site and will make note to have the videographer focus on the needles in the future. -The editors of AllFreeKnitting

Finishing the i-cord depends on the project your working on. The pattern will dictate the completion portion. Sometimes it will be as simple as cutting the yarn and drawing the yarn through all unfinished loops, or a more advanced version of grafting to the beginning stitches of the i-cord that may have been cast-on using a provisional method for a seamless look. In any case, the pattern will dictate the finish. I agree with the poor videography - you cannot see the needles or stitches worked since they are outside the frame.

Interesting video, but I had the turn the sound off because of the annoying voice.

This was great but you need to explain what you do at the end when you get down to three stitches.

The method looks great, but most of the important part of this video is missed because the vidiographer did not concentrate on the needles! But I got the idea she was trying to get across. Thank you.


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