Want to create an nice finished touch for your knitting? Then learn how to do the very cool i-cord edge. This really simple technique is quite versatile and will add instant interest to any border.


So grab your yarn and needle and let’s make an i-cord edge together! 🙂

To create this edge you’ll need to have stitches on your needle. So you can either use it as a kind of bind-off or pick up stitches along a border and be free to add it anywhere. Need a little reminder on how-to do that? Here’s a how-to about picking up stitches.

Now that you’re ready, let’s start by casting on three additional stitches. For the sake of clarity, I’ve cast on the stitches with a contrasting yarn. You can totally use your working yarn to create them or do the same and make a contrasting border . Your choice! 🙂

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Knit the first two stitches.


The third stitch will simply be slipped from your left needle to your right. To do that, you’ll want to go into it as if you were going to knit it.


Now knit the first border stitch.


Then, using your left needle tip, pass the slipped stitch over your last knitted stitch.


You should have three stitches on your right needle. The last step is to transfer them onto the left needle. Make sure you only slip them from one needle to the other, without twisting them or changing their order.


You’re nearly there! Start from the top and repeat all these steps until you reach the end of the row. You should see the i-cord starting to appear after a little while.


That’s it! Easy, right? And so pretty! 🙂

Hope you liked this little technique, let me know if you decide to try it!