The I-Cord edge finish leaves a clean simple finish to the edge of a knitting project.
To create an i-cord edge finish, you need to pick up stitches along the edge of what you are going to finish. In my case, I’m finishing the edge of a pocket.
After you have picked up stitches along the edge you are finishing, make 3 stitches.
Knit 2 of the added stitches.
Slip a stitch knitwise to your right needle. (Place the right needle into the loop as you would knit it, slip it from left needle to right needle without knitting the stitch.)
Knit the next stitch.
Pass the slipped stitch over the most recently knit stitch.
Slip all the stitches back to the left needle pearlwise. (Move them to the other needle without twisting the stitches.)
Repeat those same steps again and again. Knit 2, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, move stitches to the left needle pearlwise.
Continue working the stitches in the same way until the edge is completely finished.. You will be left with 3 stitches. These can be cast off like traditional knitting. In my case, I left the stitches to be grafted onto a cardigan as the binding was at the opening of a pocket.
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