Purled I-Cord Cast On Step by Step

Purled I-Cord Cast On Step by Step

When we want to add a subtle decoration to our projects, Purled I-Cord Cast On is a great way to do it. The edge formed by this method looks nice next to any stitch pattern, and it works remarkably well with garter stitch.

This edge looks the same on both sides of the fabric and it has a pleasant sturdy structure. The edge is moderately elastic making it less likely to stretch out of shape. That means that the edges of your projects won’t be distorted even after many washes.

All it takes to make the purled i-cord edge is three simple steps.

To add this cast on edge to a seamless project, leave a longer tail before you cast on the stitches of the i-cord, then repeat the three steps described in this tutorial until you cast on all stitches you need for your project.

Finally, use the long tail to graft the open stitches of the i-cord to the corresponding stitches of the first row of the i-cord. I’ll explain this process in great detail in the upcoming book about matching cast ons and bind offs.


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 have matching cast on and bind off edges in your projects?

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

Purled I-Cord Cast On Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Purled I-Cord Cast On Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Purled I-Cord Cast On Step by Step | 10 rows a day