Thank you for voting in the poll on whether to have a video tutorial for the rather rare, but easy, cast on used in the June Blooms pattern. Enjoy the video or to jump to a specific spot, see the “quick navigation” below!
Little Grey Cell Whoopsies: at the beginning of the video I called stitch “legs” stitch “arms” and a couple of times used “row” instead of “column.” In the knitting trick section near the end, I leave the last stitch live when binding off the I-cord. However, in the pattern directions I have you bind off all stitches. For this design, either option works! (But if you leave it live, it counts as a stitch in your pick up total.)
0:17 – Three ways to pick up and knit from an I-cord individual method demo
0:58 – pick up and knit from the bar in between
1:40 – pick up and knit from one leg
2:25 – pick up and knit from two legs
3:37 – “Lindsay, seriously, you’re all about doing weird things to save time, so wouldn’t an I-cord cast on be faster?” Watch to see why not… at least for June Blooms ?
4:42 – Measuring your I-cord accurately
4:57 – One last hack to ensure success… using locking stitch markers to break your cast on into 4 equal parts so by the end of the I-cord you ensure you have the right number of stitches for the pattern
Thank you for the wonderful video and instructions!! No one else explained how to pick up “and knit” from an icord. I used your first method of picking up and knitting from the bar in between, looks great!!! I will be back to learn more, thank you again!!
So glad it was helpful! Happy knitting :-).