The finishing of your knit project is just as important as the work you do throughout the project. You may have heard of the I cord bind off in knitting which is worked as you bind off your work. You can also get the I-cord look with an attached knit I cord. This will allow you to work that beautiful I cord finishing all the way around your project, applying it at the end, even along your sides. Learn how to work this technique in my video tutorial.
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Adding a border to your knit projects takes your edges from ragged to beautifully finished. The attached knit I cord is similar to the I cord you might have done before except that this time you will be picking up a stitch along the edge of your finished project and working a decrease to complete the process.
Working the attached knit I cord you can use a pair of circular needles or double pointed needles. It can also be done with straight needles if you transfer the needles from the right to the left instead of scooching them to the end of the needles as you do with the circular or double pointed ones.
NOTE: When working your corner you have two choices. You can attach your corner by working multiple stitches into the corner or you can do a detached corner by skipping the pick up and knit until you have passed the corner.
Tournament of Stitches
The pattern that you see in this tutorial is the Tournament of Stitches 2020 pattern. Our Tournament of Stitches event is a free mystery make-along for knitters and crocheters that takes place during March Madness each year.
In 2020 we made a knit (and crochet) mosaic scarf. This beautiful pattern teaches you ten different knit mosaic patterns and builds a beautiful scarf along the way. Finish your Tournament of Stitches, or other knit projects, with a great attached I cord edge making your project completely reversible.
Attached I Cord Video Tutorial
Tournament of Stitches
What I’m Wearing
The shawl I am wearing is the Crazy Stripes Shawl. Get the free pattern here: https://marlybird.com/free-knitting-patterns/crazy-stripes-shawl/