I-Cord Cast-On

Tonight, a little photo tutorial on the I-cord cast-on which is used in my Vexillum shawl.  This cast-on gives a “finished” look to the beginning of your work.

STEP 1

IMG_2505

Cast on 3 sts on double-pointed needles in your usual way.

STEP 2

IMG_2509IMG_2506

With the yarn in back, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle and knit those three sts.  Repeat from * until you have an I-cord the desired length.  In this case, I worked the I-cord rows 10 times.  This means one worked row is on the needles, and there are 9 actual rows of I-cord.  (The working yarn is now coming from the top of the sts.)

STEP 3

IMG_2510

Turn the needle 90*, so that you’re ready to pick up along the top edge of the I-cord.

STEP 4

IMG_2512IMG_2513

Pick up in the back loop of the top set of sts.

And VOILA!

IMG_2514

You’ve now cast on with an I-cord trimming the bottom of your work.  [Note that when you turn the work to start your knitting, you will be on the wrong side of the work.  In the case of Vexillum, this is ROW 2 of the Tip Chart.]

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “I-Cord Cast-On

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s