I-cord Bind-Off

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Photo captured from Sherunknittingcom YouTube Channel

Have you ever tried this?

I just found out you can bind off with i-cord (there’s also a method to cast on with i-cord). Isn’t this fantastic for cowls and scarves? Even top-down sweaters. I can’t wait to try it. It seems so easy and it looks great.

By the way, notice the way this crafter casts on the first three stitches. Another thing learned! πŸ˜€

What do you think?


30 responses to “I-cord Bind-Off

    • LOL I have a HUGE list of things I want to make for camping. From blankets to a proper tent bag to hold everything together. So far most of my ideas are in my head but I’m slowly starting to complete them one by one πŸ™‚

  1. I’ve tried I-cord cast-ons and bind-offs for the first time when I started a Bluesand Cardigan from La Maison Rililie – wonderful pattern and great technique, I didn’t know it even existed before that. There’s so much out there, we can learn something everyday in the craft world πŸ™‚

    • So true! There is so much. It’s great to hear someone who has tried it before. I am looking for a project now to use it. A cardigan sounds so good. I’ll check out the pattern you mentioned.

  2. The crafter you linked on YouTube is one of my favorites because I just recently changed to the Russian knitting style she uses. If anyone using her video doesn’t knit Russian just remember to pay attention to how the stitches look on your project or you could twist stitches since knitting through the back loop are just normal knit stitches after working your first Russian style purl row. Hope that makes sense. It’s a non painful way to knit for me though.

    • That’s wonderful. I know the Russian type of knitting. In Bulgaria we knit in a similar way. Almost the same but with slight differences. That’s how I learned to knit as a kid and that’s how my mom and grandmothers knit too. I actually find it quite efficient and quicker than the other types.
      I am glad I found this YouTube channel. I really like everything this knitter demonstrates. I subscribed to it. πŸ™‚ It’s nice to hear I am not alone πŸ™‚

    • Beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing. I agree with the designer that the i-cord makes the work flow to the end. And I agree with you that at first it looks difficult to do. I thought it would be complicated and time consuming. But the video made it look so easy.

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