An I-cord is a knitted tube that can be used for straps, edges and even the top of a hat. Follow along with this video that demonstrates how to make an I-cord with double points or the magic loop. I like to knit a baby hat as a newborn gift using my leftover sock yarn. I knit the entire hat from cast on to I-cord without double points by using the magic loop method. It’s quick and adorable!

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  1. Terri Allen
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    This is the best website! You have taught me to knit! Thanks!

  2. Posted November 26, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    I’m so happy I have helped you!

  3. Janna
    Posted November 28, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the i-cord video – super helpful, but is an i-cord cast on done any differently? Thanks!

  4. Posted November 28, 2011 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Use your preferred cast on method and it will be fine.

  5. Deb
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Great video. One question though, how do you end it? Do you just knit all three stitches together?


  6. Posted August 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    All you need to do is bind off and you are done!

  7. Mary
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    I would love to have the baby hat pattern.

  8. Posted October 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I will have the hat pattern in my pattern shop within the week! Thanks for your interest.

  9. Shirley Phillips
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Michelle, How about a video on an I-cord bind off????

  10. Posted April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Excellent suggestion – I’ll put it in the queue.

  11. Sylvia McCauley
    Posted September 4, 2014 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Michelle, how do you knit an I-Cord Edge along the length of a scarf? I would love a video. Thank you. Your videos are extremely helpful!

  12. Posted September 4, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    At the end of every row, simply slip the last 2-3 stitches with yarn in front and you will create an I-cord selvedge edge.

  13. Sylvia McCauley
    Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Michelle, sorry I was unclear in my request, but I was really looking for the following technique: Hoe do you attach an I-cord border edge in a different color yarn after your project is finished?

  14. Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    This is a bit more involved. With a dpn, cast on 3-5 sts. With RS of garment facing and dpn in right hand, pick up and knit a st through the edge of the garment. *Do not turn. Slied the sts to the other end of the dpn and move needle toleft hand. Pull the yarn across the back of the sts and knit until 2 sts remain, k2tog. Pick up and knit one stitch. Repeat from * until the I-cord is all along the edge. Cut yarn and pull yarn through the remaining I-cord sts.

  15. Sylvia McCauley
    Posted September 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! Very clear, concise instructions. You are always so helpful!!

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