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Applied I-cord

Applied I-Cord is a knitted tube that is attached to a bigger piece of knitting. It can be used as a finishing edge for a garment or purse. It is knitted and attached at the same time using a small number of stitches.

The edge where you’re applying the I-Cord must have live stitches. They can be picked as part of doing the applied I-Cord or they can part of the knitting. The example below is for a 3-stitch I-Cord.

 

Step 1.
Using knit or cable cast-on, cast on 3 stitches.

 

Step 2.
Knit 2 stitches then knit 2 together through back loop. (see k2tog tbl).

 

Step 3.
Slip stitches on right needle back to left needle.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until there is 1 live stitch left on knitting.
Work step 2 but bind off stitches as you work across the cord


HINT. Have your live stitches on a straight or circular needle
and use a double-pointed needle of the same size to knit the I-cord.