Sometimes slow and steady makes the prettiest of details. That’s certainly the case with the I-Cord Cast On. This cast on creates a beautifully rounded edge and a polished look you're sure to fall in love with. You can find this stunning technique at the top of the pockets in the Sarah cardigan and along the back neck, upper fronts, and the top of the pockets in the Zoe cardigan. We’ll be honest, it’s a bit time-consuming. But we promise, the final result is worth every minute.
You are adding one stitch every time you repeat step 4. The new stitches stay on the left needle as you knit off the first 3 stitches, increasing in the 3rd, for each repeat. Hope that helps!
Question: When you repeat step 4, are you adding a stitch on every third stitch or are you only adding a stitch on the last stitch of each row?
The cast on is the same, you just start working in the round, rather than turning to work back and forth. When finishing, you can use the tail to join the i-cord with itself, or even graft it for a completely smooth look. Enjoy!
How would you do this for a circular project like a hat.
Thank you. I ran into this cast on (bottom edge) in a pattern and couldn’t make sense of it the instructions. A step-by-step works so much better than a video for me!
Hi Eileen, Only if you wanted to do some modifications on the neckline as well. In the sweaters that Julie uses this cast-on for, she gives instructions for continuing the I-cord down the fronts of the neckline. Emma doesn’t include these instructions and the long tail cast-on works well. Enjoy your Emma A!
Would this be a good cast on for Emma version A, in bulky yarn?
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