Tutorial: How to add an icord border to a finished edge

Today I'm put the finishing touches to a little 'baby' project which I'm going to publish as a pattern here on the blog. The design is cute and simple to knit, and the addition of an icord border makes it look 'finished' and neat. While I'm getting it ready to be photographed, I thought this step-by-step tutorial would be useful anyone who hasn't added an icord border before. It's posted as a single graphic as I know how you all love to save these things on Pinterest for easy reference.

Icord Border tutorial at Crafts from the Cwtch
You will need: 
  • A project with a finished edge (or a swatch for practicing)
  • Two double pointed needles - typically these will be smaller than the needles used for the project, but check the individual pattern for instructions (I used the same size needles - 4mm)
  • Enough yarn to work all the way around the edge, in either the same or a contrasting colour
Icord Border tutorial at Crafts from the Cwtch

The yarn used for the tutorial is one of my favourites - Scheepjes Stone Washed, I love how it knits up and how soft it feels next to the skin - it's great for children's projects as you'll see in the new pattern which will be published very soon (it uses two balls of Stone Washed in contrasting colours, just in case you're curious). In the meantime you can find more tips and tutorials here, and a list of my patterns here


  1. I'm reading this and thinking I will have to sit with some actual knitting in my hand and try it before it makes sense I think! I love the effect though so am looking forward to giving it a go some time. Thanks


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