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Introduction to I Cord
An I cord is a small tube of knit fabric, usually only a few stitches wide. It’s often used to make decorative edges on projects or to create ties, straps, or handles. I cord is easy to knit – once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to knit one in no time!
How to Cast On for I Cord
I-cord is a small tube of knitting that is often used as an edging or to make ties and straps. It is quick and easy to knit, and can be worked on straight or double-point needles. You can even knit I-cord on circular needles, using just two stitches!
To start knitting I-cord, you will need to cast on the number of stitches you want in your finished cord. For example, if you are using size 10 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, you will need to cast on 4 stitches to make a 1/2″ cord.
There are a few different ways to cast on for I-cord. The most common method is to use a slip knot and two double-point needles, but you can also use one long circular needle or two single-point needles.
To start with a slip knot:
1. Make a loop with your yarn and hold it in your left hand so that the working end is hanging behind the loop.
2. Insert the needle into the loop from back to front and catch the working end of the yarn with the needle.
3. Draw the yarn through the loop on the needle to form a second loop (this is now your first stitch). Do not tighten the stitch yet!
4. Insert the needle into the first stitch from front to back and catch the working end of the yarn with the needle again.
5. Draw the yarn through both loops on your needle to form a third loop (this is now your second stitch). You should now have 2 stitches on your needle, and both loops should be quite loose – do not tighten them yet!
How to Knit I Cord
I-cord is a tube of knitting that is often used for handles, ties, and Purse Strings. It can be any length, and is usually worked with double-pointed needles, although it can also be worked on circular needles.
To knit I-cord, you will need:
-1 skein of worsted weight yarn
-A set of double pointed needles (5 or 6)
-A tapestry needle
1. Cast on 4 stitches onto one needle. *Do not turn your work.* Instead, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle.
2. Holding the working yarn at the back of your work, knit across the row.
3. Slide the stitches to the other end of the needle again,*do not turn your work.* Purl across the row.
4. Repeat these two steps until your I-cord is as long as you’d like it to be. To finish, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through the remaining stitches, and pull tight. Weave in all ends.
How to Bind Off I Cord
I-cord is a small tube of knitting that is typically used as a decorative element on a garment or as a hand-held cord for a tassel or drawstring. It is very easy to make and only requires basic knitting skills.
To bind off I-cord, you will need to knit two stitches together. Start by knitting the first two stitches on your needle together. Then, slide the resulting stitch back to the left needle. Repeat this process until you have only one stitch remaining on your right needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitch to secure it.
How to Use I Cord
I-cord is a narrow tube of knitting that can be used for many different purposes: as a decorative edging, as handles for a bag, or even as a doll’s arms or legs. It’s easy to knit, and once you get the hang of it you can knit it without even looking!
Here’s how to knit an I-cord:
1. Cast on the desired number of stitches onto one double-pointed needle. For this example, we’ll use 4 stitches.
2. *Without turning the work, slide the stitches to the opposite end of the needle.* This will twist the stitches so that the right side is facing you again.
3.Knit all stitches as usual.
4. Repeat from * to * until the cord is the desired length.
I Cord Patterns
I-cords are really versatile and can be used for all sorts of things, from handles and straps, to drawstrings and ties. They’re also great for edging projects like blankets, hats, and scarves. And they’re not just for knitters – you can use I-cords in crochet and weaving projects too!
If you’re new to knitting I-cords, don’t worry – they’re really easy to make. All you need is a small length of yarn (around 20 yards/18 meters) and a pair of double-pointed needles (DPNs). You can also use a circular needle if you prefer, but DPNs are easier to manage when you’re first starting out.
Once you’ve got your supplies gathered, follow these simple steps to knit an I-cord:
1. Cast on the number of stitches you want to use for your I-cord. For example, if you want to make a 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) wide I-cord, cast on 2 stitches. If you want to make a 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide I-cord, cast on 4 stitches. And so on.
2. *Without turning your work, slide the stitches onto the other end of the needle.* This will put the working yarn at the opposite end of the needle from where it started.
3. *With the right side of your work facing you, bring the yarn around the back of the needle and knit all the stitches as usual.* You’ve now completed one row of knitting. Repeat from * until your I-cord is the desired length
I Cord Projects
There are many fun projects you can make with I cord, from simple toys to home decor items. You can even use I cord to make jewelry! This guide will show you how to knit an I cord so you can get started on your next project.
I Cord is made by knitting a small tube of fabric with two double-pointed needles. It’s a simple process that just takes a little practice to get the hang of. Once you’ve mastered the basics of I cord, you’ll be able to knit all sorts of fun projects.
Here are some project ideas to get you started:
– Knit a long I cord and use it as a scarf or belt.
– Make a small I cord and use it as a keychain or charm.
– Knit a few I cords and use them as ties for curtain panels or vases.
– Get creative and come up with your own I cord project!
I Cord Tips and Tricks
Whether you’re looking to add an I cord edging to a project or you want to create a drawstring for a bag, this technique is easy to master. Here are some tips and tricks for working with I cord.
I cord is made by knitting a few stitches onto a double-pointed needle and then sliding the stitches to the other end of the needle without turning your work. You then knit those same stitches again and continue in this way until your I cord is the desired length.
One of the benefits of I cord is that it’s reversible, so it’s perfect for projects where you don’t want to have a right or wrong side. It can also be used as decorative element on projects like lace shawls or baby garments.
I cord can be made with any weight of yarn, but thinner yarns will result in a smaller diameter I cord and thicker yarns will create a wider I cord. Knitting with two strands of yarn held together will also create a thicker I cord.
To make an I cord edging, pick up stitches along the edge of your project with a double-pointed needle. Then knit an I cord until it’s long enough to bind off all of the picked-up stitches. Finish by weaving in the ends.
I cords can also be used to make drawstrings, handles, and other functional elements for sewing projects. To make a drawstring, start by casting on the desired number of stitches onto two double-pointed needles. Join in the round being careful not to twist your stitches and knit an I cord until it’s twice the desired length of your drawstring plus four inches (ten centimeters). Then thread one end through the other end and secure it with a knot. Finish by weaving in all of the ends
I Cord Variations
In knitting, an I-cord is a tube of knit fabric made by working stitches in the round on double-pointed needles (DPNs), then sliding the finished stitches to one end of the needle and casting on new stitches for the next row.
I-cords can be any length, from a few inches to several feet. They can be used as ties, handles, or decorative edging on garments or other projects. You can even make an I-cord rope strong enough to suspend a heavy object!
There are many variations on the basic I-cord technique. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make:
-a basic I-cord
-a long I-cord
-an I-cord with beads
-an I-cord with multiple colors
I Cord Resources
An I cord is a small tube of knitting, usually no more than a few inches in circumference, that can be used as a tie, handle, or decorative embellishment. You can make an I cord using either a small circular needle or a double-pointed needle (DPN).
There are many tutorials available online for knitting an I cord, including this one from Knitty.com: http://www.knitty.com/issuespring06/FEATicord.html
Once you know how to knit an I cord, you can use it to make all sorts of things, like this I-cord handles purse from Craftsy: https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/classes/i-cord-handles-purse/17133
I cords can also be used to knit dolls, like this one from ravelry.com: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-cord-doll