I-Cord, cable cast on?

I’m knitting a “windmill bag” and I’m about to finish the first panel, but I’m so confused as to what happens after I’m done with my 100 rows.


When desired length is reached and a wrong side row has just been completed, start the next row by casting on 3 stitches using the cable cast on and make a 3 stitch I-cord bind off. Continue until you have three stitches left, then work regular I-cord until the I-cord is the same length as the rectangular panel. Bind off the I-cord however you like.


Earlier in the instructions, the author said she wasn’t going to write a tutorial for my two questions, so I thought I’d ask the all-knowing KHers :slight_smile:

I’ve looked around the internet to see how to do both of those techniques, but I become even more confused when I try to understand it.

Does anyone have a video or tutorial or even simple advice on how to do this?

edit: I just watched the video on this site about I-cord, and it looks simple enough… if I had DPNs :/! I need to make a trip to the store if I’m going to finish this project!

Regular i-cord is easy. It’s best done with DPN because you slide the stitches without turning and you don’t want that knob the end. Since you found the video I don’t need to address that.

The i-cord bind off is also simple. Since you already have stitches on the needles you won’t need to pick any up so it’s even easier.

The cable CO is shown on the cast ons page; it makes a nice sturdy edge.

I’m still confused.

I understand how to do the bind off. I haven’t done it yet, but I will, once I figure out the next step!

After I do the bind off, how I do make the cord, shown here:

I’ve also watched this video, and I understand how to do an I-cord:

Now… my question! How do I continue with the I-cord after I’ve finished the bind off? When I have 3 stitches left from the bind-off, do I start the I-cord? I feel like that’s my answer, but I just want to make sure.

Thank you for the help! I appreciate it.

nevermind, I got it!

once again, thanks for the help! :smiley:

I’m excited to finish my project :slight_smile:

You just stop connecting it to the knitted piece and just make it by itself. You have X number of stitches on the needle, slide them back to the beginning (other end of needle without turning. Bring the yarn across the back sort of tightly and then knit those stitches. Now slide it again to the beginning w/o turning, bring the yarn across and knit those stitches… do that till you have it as long as you want.

Did you see the video here in KH?

Another one here if you need to see it as well.