An I CORD BIND OFF is a useful technique to know. It makes a nice edging for a pocket or around a potholder or blanket.
Here's what an I CORD BIND OFF looks like:
Step 1 Cast on 3 extra stitches at the beginning of the row.
Step 2 K 2 stitches.
Step 3 K next 2 sts. tog.
There are now 3 sts. on the Right needle. Transfer those 3 stitches to the Left needle.
Step 4 K 2 stitches.
Step 5 K 2 tog.
THROUGH THE BACK.
Step 6 Transfer stitches to Left needle.
Step 7 Repeat this process till there are 3 stitches left.
Step 8 K 2 tog. THROUGH THE BACK.
Step 9 K 1.
- Transfer to Left needle.
- There is 1 stitch left on the needle.
Step 10 Cut the yarn.
Step 11 Pull yarn through the stitch to tie it off.