Sep 19, 2011

I-Cord Edging Tutorial

I've had a few requests recently for a tutorial on how to make a knitted-on I-cord edging. This simple and attractive edging is very easy and looks especially good on hand knits for men. You can see that I used this technique on my East Hale Cardigan pattern in the fall 2011 issue of Knitscene magazine.

Keep in mind that this technique is not suited for every yarn. The best yarn will be smooth enough that any uneven stitches will even themselves out when the work is stretched or tugged-on. In this tutorial I use Cascade Ecological Wool and size 9 needles, which are the same yarn and needle size that I used for the East Hale Cardigan.

This tutorial explains how to do a 3-stitch I-cord edging, but the same method can be used to make a 2 or 4 stitch I-cord edging as well.

I hope you've found this tutorial to be useful! I'd love to hear what you think about the video, so please leave a comment below. Also, if there are any other techniques for which you'd like to see a tutorial, please let me know and I'll add it to my list.


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    almost 7 years ago

    Great tutorial! Thanks!!

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    over 6 years ago

    This was a great video! Thanks! It's so simple. I'd never thought of doing the i-cord as I went. Every day we learn something new. I wish you a lovely day.

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    AM Oudal
    almost 6 years ago

    Ver clearly given. Thanks.

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    over 5 years ago

    Love your simple and and matter-of-face style. Thanks for the extra tugging tips as well!!

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    over 5 years ago

    excellent video!

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    over 5 years ago

    Very clear tutorial - Thank you!

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    Janet Evans
    almost 5 years ago

    Exactly what I needed to know! Very clear visual and verbal presentation. Thanks.

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    about 3 years ago

    so clear and simple. very refreshing, after wading through wordy petkun and other unnecessarily complicated methods. if it's "I" cord it should be simple,eh? thanks! i'll be checking out your designs on ravelry!

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    about 3 years ago

    so clear and simple, economical,compared to other videos. i'll be checking out your designs on ravelry!

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    almost 3 years ago

    awesome makes total sense thanks

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    about 2 months ago

    Such a simple icord and a great looking finish. Thanks :)

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