I-cord Bind Off In The Round. Sleeve.

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I-cord Bind Off In The Round. Sleeve.

Today I want to share with you an i-cord bind off when knitting in the round tutorial that I created specially for the sleeves of The Choice Cardigan (coming at the beginning of November!!!). But you can use it with any pattern, even if instructions are completely different!

I-cord Bind Off In The Round. Sleeve.

How To Knit I-Cord Bind Off In The Round


  • BOR – beginning of the round.
  • st(s) – stitch(es).
  • RH – right hand.
  • LH – left hand.
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit.
  • k2tog – knit two together.
  • tbl – through back loop.

To see a bigger photo open it in the new tab

Here is the link to a video tutorial how to graft live i-cord sts and cast on i-cord sts – Grafting I-Cord Bind Off. The video is silent, but in my opinion is very clear.

I hope you’ll find this mini-tutorial useful! As always, feel free to post any questions in the comments.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


By | 2017-08-01T07:58:12+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Free Patterns and Tutorials, Knitting, Tutorial|21 Comments


  1. Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I love your tutorials! So beautifully done with clear photographs and instructions. Perfect for visual learners! I would not hesitate to stretch my skills and buy a pattern of yours to learn techniques new to me. I know at last that I could tackle cables with one of your patterns. Your instruction writing would get me through it!

    • Alina October 23, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, Elizabeth, for these words! I am also a visual learner, that’s why I prefer videos/photo tutorials + written instructions, I really believe there is no such a technique that can’t be learned in knitting, at the end of the day it all comes to knits and purls 🙂

  2. Melissa October 24, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Excellent tutorial, as always! Thank you!

    • Alina October 25, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Melissa! Glad you like it!

  3. Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 24, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I cord is the best. I want to add it to all my knitting projects. For me, it’s like bread and butter. It simply must be.
    I know you must put so much hard work and time into these posts. You’re a saint.

    • Alina October 25, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Yes, i-cord makes everything look better 🙂 Thank you, dear Andrea!

  4. steph October 24, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    your photos are always so beautiful for your tutorials—-which are very clear and concise! I love an i-cord bo so much, too!!! And simply can’t wait for the new pattern to be tested and released. For some strange reason, I’m in a sweater knitting mood…..and one is just about ready to come off the needles!

    • Alina October 25, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Steph! For some reason I am in a constant sweater-knitting mood 🙂 So addictive 🙂

  5. Becki October 24, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Another wonderful tutorial! What a gift you have for explaining and sharing.

    • Alina October 25, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, dear Becki!!!

  6. Julie October 25, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I love i cord bind off! It’s such a polished finish, and your tutorial was great- really thorough. Well done!

    • Alina October 29, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! I-cord bind-off is all time favorite!!

  7. Zeta October 25, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Great and clear tutorial!
    I-cord bind off, here we come!!! 😉

    • Alina October 29, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Thank you, Zeta! Let me know if you have any questions along the way!

  8. Monica October 27, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    A great tutorial Alina! I’ve bookmarked it for future reference!

    • Alina October 29, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Thank you, Monica! So happy you find it useful!

  9. autumngeisha October 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    What a useful technique…thanks for the clear tutorial! It gives such a polished look to the sleeves.

    • Alina October 29, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Yes, “polished” is the exact word! Love that it is so universal and looks great with any stitch pattern!

  10. Donna Goldberg July 29, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    How does this method of Icord bind for cuffs work if you are adding a contrasting color? Seems like there would be an issue when you get to last stitches which would be in original color.

  11. Teresa Glover January 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Great tutorial. I like photos better than videos so this was perfect for me. Thanks!

  12. Leah Anne Weston April 19, 2019 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Love your tutorials, but the I-cord grafting video is mud to me! I just can’t tell what the knitter is doing. Diagrams and/or your photos are best for me. I may have to have a more experienced knitter do the grafting for me.

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