Category: Bind-Offs

Video: Three-Needle I-Cord Bind-Off


Characteristics: decorative, seaming

This is an advanced seaming bind-off that leaves an I-cord along the seam.

It makes a pronounced round ridge, is stretchy and strong, and like the name suggests, requires a third needle.

You would use this on any project where you would want a visible ridge that is shaped like an I-cord (a knitted tube) running along the seam, for example, on a child's toy or quilt-square-type blanket.


Instructions

  1. Hold a third needle in your right hand.
  2. K1 from front needle. Do not drop st from needle.
  3. Move new st back to L front needle. Work steps 2-3 three times.
  4. 3 new sts cast on.
  5. K1 from front needle twice.
  6. Sl 1 from front needle.
  7. Go knitwise into 1st st on front AND back needles.
  8. K those sts together.
  9. BO 1.
  10. Move 3 sts from R needle to L needle.
  11. All sts moved to L needle.
  12. Repeat steps 5-11 across.
  13. 3 I-cord sts rem on R needle. No sts rem on L needle.
  14. BO 1 twice.
  15. Cut tail and pull through last st. Stretchy!

Three-Needle I-Cord Bind-Off - Step-by-Step Photo Instructions

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More Information

I think you will feel really proud of yourself once you get the hang of this bind-off, because there are quite a few moving parts and steps involved.

But don't let that intimidate you! Just follow the steps that I show you in the tutorial and you'll be fine.

This is a bind-off that you will want to try just to see if you can do it, even if you don't ever use it on anything.

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