Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I-cord challenge

I’am almost finished with the fall coat from Pickles. This is my first ego-knit ever, beside hats and scarfs. If you read last post, you know that I am binding off with i-cord. At first, I thought it was a bit tricky and time consuming. Now that I have the hang of it, I love it and I don’t understand what I was fuzzing about.

I still have some i-cord frustrations though, because I have had to do and re do the I-cord cast off two times. Both times for the same reason. The first time I casted off, it looked great on the front pieces of the coat, where I have knitted garter stitch. However, on the back piece of the coat, which is knitted in stockinet stitch, the coat-end rolled up. Therefore, I undid the i-cord and knitted two rounds in garter stitch on the back piece before I casted off with i-cord again.

This time it looks better but the back piece still rolls up a bit. Now I am undoing the i-cord cast off, for a second time. I have a vague idea or memory that I might have read about this problem on a blog…but I can’t remember which one (...I even think I made a comment and thanked for the tip).

Anyhow, now I am not sure what to do. Should I knit a few more rounds with garter stitch on the back part before I cast off with i-cord for a third time? Or perhaps there is another way of doing i-cord cast off than then one I used (I followed the instructions on this video from Drops Garnstudio)?

Whatever I do, this time it must work. I do not think I could undo the cast off a third time. Hints and help are very welcome if you think or know what may help.


  1. Love the colour!! Hope you figure out the i-cord cast off

  2. I am too much of a novice to help, but best of luck to you. I know you'll work it out.

  3. Denne blir veldig flott :) Kjempefin farge!

    Svarer deg her også angående icord-avfelling. Jeg opplevde ikke at den krøllet seg nederst. Lurer på om det har noe å si om man feller av fra retten eller vrangen? Tror jeg felte av fra retten. Fulgte fremgangsmåten i mønsteret, jeg.

    Lykke til!

    1. Tusen takk for svar. Jeg får gå tilbake til oppskriften for å sjekke om den metoden er annerledes en garnstudio sin :-) tvi tvi

  4. That colour is so beautiful, and I love the look of the i-cord bind off. I've only tried that once, on a BSJ, and because it was all garter stitch there was no curling to worry about - I'll remember that though, if I use it again on a stockinette piece.

  5. I can't wait to see this finished sweater! Sorry, I'm not any help on the bind-off -- I need to go read about it myself!


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