How to work an i-cord bind-off, a lovely little knitterly detail to finish a sweater neckline, blanket or shawl edge.
A central double decrease eliminates 2 stitches in a symmetrical way (thus ‘central’ and ‘double’). It results in a strong vertical decrease line that doesn’t slant to the left or the right, the way that the decreases k2tog, ssk, or sl1-k2tog-psso do.
After you have completed a piece of knitting the edge must be finished so the whole thing doesn’t unravel. That is where the bind off comes in!
A tutorial on the basic knit stitch.
Casting on is the first step in knitting. Away we go!