I'm so excited that the fabulous ladies behind Pom Pom Quarterly are back again with another fabulous tutorial for our Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along! I love having them guest post! They always come up with great ideas for new things to teach all of you! Best part is some of their guest posts include FREE printable downloads (see these and more on our Tips + Techniques Page) and today's post is no exception! Read below to get your copy and learn how to do the I-Cord Cast Of! It's a fun and lovely way to finish a summer garment that they've used on some of the patterns in their new Summer 2016 Issue!
HOW TO WORK AN I-CORD CAST OFF - A TUTORIAL
Here at Pom Pom we are big fans of clever edgings. There's something so satisfying about finishing off a knit with a smart little twist. You might already be familiar with i-cords, or 'idiot cords' to give them their full title (so named by EZ to indicate how easy they are to work) but you might not have worked an i-cord edging. Well, now is the time!
As well as being firm believers in keeping things interesting in the cast off department, we are also firm believers in keeping things interesting in the cast off department, we are also firm believers in summer knits. Why deprive yourself of our lovely hand knits just because the sun is out? We have two summery tops in our Summer 2016 Issue which demonstrate why an i-cord cast off is so lovely; Catchfly and Vaara both use this type of cast off at the neckline, sleeves and hem. The two tees are perfect for the warmer weather, each as a subtle stitch pattern to add interest, and the i-cord cast offs are the cherry on the yarn cake.
I-cord cast offs vary in their exact instructions, so we have kept our tutorial applicable to i-cord cast offs you might find in all sorts of patterns. The amount of stitches you cast on and the type of decrease used can vary, but the principle remains the same, and we hope this visual aid will make things a little clearer! You could even try a few variations and see which suits you!
The really clever part is that once you have worked the i-cord you will only have a few stitches to cast off, hurrah!
We hope you love this nifty cast off as much as we do. Happy summer knitting everyone!
ARE YOU GUYS READY TO TRY THE I-CORD CAST OFF? YAY!
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*All pattern photography by Nicole Mlakar shot at Red Bud Isle in Austin.
This post is proudly sponsored by Quince & Co.