HELP with I cord cast on Please

Does anyone know of a video of how to do the I-cord cast on??? I am having alot of problems grasping this for some reason and I need to see it being done. I don’t know why this st is bothering me so bad. I can’t even do the kfb while cast on but can do it any other time. Just seems harder when you don’t have any work there already. Does anyone have any suggestions??? Do you pull stitches tight??? I am just at a loss and I really don’t know what it is supposed to look like when its done. I am doing a pattern that calls for this for my daughter and I can’t even get started. :frog:
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

There’s a video on the parent site to this forum.

Just page down towards the bottom and it shows how to do both continental and english style.

Also, I found this photo sequence that shows how to do it.

Okay, one more question? What are you using it for? If it’s for a simple cord like on a hat, to dangle off the top, you could also just cut 3 matching lengths of yarn and braid them. Finish it with a tight knot and then trim the edges. Just a thought.

I am going to make [COLOR=#5588aa]A Touch of Whimsy Scarf pattern[/COLOR] that needs I cord cast on. I have looked at what you showed me already and I still can’t do it. I don’t know what to do anymore and about ready to give up on it. I don’t know why this is causing me so much trouble. I can make an I-cord with no problem…maybe I should just do a regular cast on an attach an i-cord later. But I would rather do it right the first time.

You can not give up! That would be too easy and the scarf is going to be so wonderful when you are done.

An i-cord differs from an i-cord cast on. So, first let’s talk about the difference. The i-cord will always be a set number of stitches wide. It grows by length. The i-cord cast on is similar in that you start by working 3 stitches but you grow it width wise not, length-wise.

I’m not finding a video anywhere either. Here’s another instruction in case it helps. Look at the entry posted by On Troy. The other postings seem to have i-cord confused with i-cord cast on.

I will keep looking for vids for you.

Okay – here’s another explanation. It has more visuals.

:?? Where is the On Troy posting??? I am not sure where to look.:shrug:
I’m sorry I seem to be alot of trouble. Do I need to make my stitches loose??? I wonder if that would make it easier. But I know with I cord you have to pull with that first stitch so I don’t know if I need to do that while casting on. I wonder if I could k the first st then m1 another way and then k the last 2 and keep going. Just not sure if it would come out right. For some reason I have trouble getting that k in back. Its so easy to do with work you have started. Strange that it is that way but when you are just starting out and you have the yarn coming from the back to the front as with any icord it pulls so snug that its hard to get the k in back. But the k in front is no problem. I just don’t like that kfb while casting on for this icord cast on. I think I will pull my hair out now.:hair: I will not give up yet for I know someone will help me.

Sorry forgot the link on Knitter’s Review Forum. And the poster who has the useful advice is [B]Of Troy[/B] She also suggests making a provisional cast on. This might be the right trick for you since you are struggling with not having any stitches to ground your work. In case you have not run across provisional cast on, you use a different yard to start with and then toss it out later.

Ok I’m going to try the YO and see if that works hehehehe. Feels like I’m cheating at it. :?? But I will give it a try. I have searched high and low for more on this and have found the same as you. I think knitting needs a video on this particular cast on and bind off. A lot of people are wanting it from what I have seen online. I will let you know what happens. And if anyone out there knows of anything else that might help me I am open for more suggestions.
:knitting: Happy Knitting

Woohooooooooooooo I did it. :cheering: :woohoo:
I changed needles and I gave it one more try with the kfb. This time I used my bamboo needles and I did it!!!
:knitting: :cheering: :grphug: :hug: :pray:
Thank You Thank You Thank You
I am so happy…now my only problem is they are my dpn needles and I need 30 stitches…I hope it fits. I don’t want to change them now. These were my life saver. I don’t know what made the difference but its working. WOOHOOOOO!!!
Thank You all my knitting family.
God Bless:pray:

Here’s another thread that discusses the I cord CO -