Technique:

I-Cord Edge Finish

The I-Cord edge finish leaves a clean simple finish to the edge of a knitting project.

i-cord edge finish

picking up stitches

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.

i-cord edge finish

After you have picked up stitches along the edge you are finishing, make 3 stitches.

i-cord edge finish

Knit 2 of the added stitches.

i-cord edge finish

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.)

i-cord edge finish

Knit the next stitch.

i-cord edge finish

Pass the slipped stitch over the most recently knit stitch.

i-cord edge finish

Slip all the stitches back to the left needle pearlwise. (Move them to the other needle without twisting the stitches.)

i-cord edge finish

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.

i-cord edge finish

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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