I-Cord Cast On in the Round

I-Cord Cast On in the Round

Whenever we want to give a special treatment to a cast-on edge of our project, the i-cord cast on is almost always a good method to use. It is a simple way to form a neat cast on edge that doesn’t stretch out and keeps the stockinette fabric from curling.

We’ve already discussed how to use this method when we work back and forth (if you missed that tutorial, click here). But how do we add this beautiful i-cord edging to necklines of top-down sweaters, hats, cowls and other seamless projects?

That’s what this tutorial is all about. 

To match this look when you bind off stitches of your project, use the i-cord bind off method and then join the ends of the bind off edge using the steps described over here.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #7. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (282 pages!) with this and 37 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive three e-books and one knitting pattern as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


Do you prefer to knit back and forth or in the round? Please, let me know. Many thanks 🙂

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

I-Cord Cast On in the Round | 10 rows a day
I-Cord Cast On in the Round | 10 rows a day
I-Cord Cast On in the Round | 10 rows a day