The I-cord cast on is one of my favorites. Yes, it takes a bit of time but I promise it is time well invested. The edge is a fun tube that has a bit of structure to it, and it works so well with built-in i-cord edges. Why do I love this cast on so much?
You've never tried the i-cord cast on? Here's a video that demonstrates how to do it! While casting on, I do think about the song One Step Forward by Desert Rose Band - in case you also need audio encouragement!
OK! Now that you know how to do the i-cord cast on, what might you make with it? You will find it in a variety of projects, generally ones where the edge of the fabric doesn't need much stretch. Here are a few of my patterns that feature the i-cord cast on as the opening number: