How to Knit Neatest

"I-Cord" Edging

How to Knit the Neatest "I-Cord" Edges | Mashup of Selvedge Finishing Techniques

Last but not least, this is my favourite "I-cord" edging technique, and is basically a 'mashup' of the techniques I've taught in my previous 2 videos; the classic i-cord edge and the double & triple selvedges.

These edges are stable, neat and smooth, and are built into the selvedges of the knitting. You can choose to make them 2 stitches or 3 stitches wide. The reason I like these edges the best is that they are the most even and symmetrical.

The other "i-cord edge" methods I've taught are widely used and accepted methods, but I either found them to be unsymmetrical, or I found it difficult to produce an equal tension on both edges. One edge always seemed to be looser than the other. With the technique in this video, I found it easier to produce more equal tension, and, put simply, they just look the best! I hope you like the results as much as me :)

If you don't know the difference between circular and flat knitting, I'll just give a little overview first - but I'll also be doing a more in-depth lesson soon.

Even though circular knitting needles are used in both of these examples, only the knitting on the right is circular knitting, whilst the knitting on the left is flat knitting. You can tell because the circular knitting always forms a circle or tube, so there is no separation between the ends of the rows.

Examples of a flat knitting chart (on the left) and a circular knitting chart (on the right):

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