I-cord bind-off

The i-cord bind-off is based on the i-cord technique. It’s a great way to bind-off your stitches because it’s pretty and it keep the edge from rolling.

You may work your bind-off with a contrasting color, or not.  If you choose a contrasting color, you ABSOLUTELY need to knit the last row before the bind-off with this contrasting color, or else both colors will be visible in the i-cord and it won’t be pretty.

Icord bind off in contrasting colour

Instructions

Preparation

If you are knitting flat :

Cast-on 3 stitches, with the thumb method, at the end of the last stitches knitted on left needle.

If you are knitting in round :

Cast-on 3 stitches, with the thumb method, at the end of the last stitches knitted on right needle. Slide those 3 stitches on left needle.

The bind-off

Knit 2 stitches, then work a ssk on 2 next stitches.

Slide 3 knitted stitches on left needle.

Repeat these instructions to the last stitch : *knit 2, ssk, slide 3 stitches on left needle*.

Cut yarn and pass through 3 remaining stitches. If you are knitting in round, sew the end of your i-cord with the beginning.



3 thoughts on “I-cord bind-off”

    • Salut!
      Le ssk est l’équivalent du surjet simple. Il a été inventé aux États-Unis et est très commun en anglais. Son nom vient des trois étapes nécessaires pour le faire : slip, slip, knit. En gros, on glisse la première maille comme pour tricoter endroit, on fait ensuite la même chose avec la deuxième maille. Ensuite on pique l’aiguille de gauche dans ces deux mailles pour les tricoter ensemble. Je vais bientôt faire un tutoriel à ce sujet, parce que tu n’es pas la première à me poser la question.

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