Tightening last stitch!

I’m using the long tail cast on and the continental method. When doing the knit stitch my last stitch doesn’t tighten. I always have a double loop on one side and a single on the other. I’m trying to learn how to make an I cord and the stupid loop stays. Any help would be appreciated…


Have you done more than one row? I think this might tighten up after a few rows.
Just make sure your first stitch on the new round is pulled tightly (to form the small 3-stitch circle that eventually makes the fat little cord). If you’re making a 3-stitch i-cord, there should always be 3 stitches per round.