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How To Knit i-Cord

by Hannah Gilly

May 14, 2019


If you don’t have a French Knitting doll, but you’d like to create a similar tube of knitted fabric, then this is the class for you!
Your pattern may say ‘knit i-cord with 4 stitches for 50cm’ and you’re completely baffled.

Don’t panic. This is the hitch-hikers guide to i-cord knitting, just make are you’ve got your towel!

It’s simple technique. And as long as you have double-pointed needles to hand, it’s quick and easy to knit (switch on Netflix, or binge-watch through a couple of my YouTube playlists while you’re at it!)

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And to cast off your i-cord you can use the same technique as demonstrated in the French knitting cast off video here

Find some knitting supplies.

You’ll need a few things to knit i-cord. So let’s start with the needles.

Knitting i-cord involves knitting from the same end of the stitches in repeat, which sounds like a riddle, but you’ll get it when you watch the video.

To achieve this you need a pair of double-pointed needles. Just pick a couple out of a set and you’re ready to start knitting.

If you’re creating this i-cord from a pattern, you will need to follow the needle size and yarn suggestions from that.

I was using Drops Alaska yarn to knit in the video, colours Dark Turquoise and Dark Pink and 5.5mm needles.

If you’d like to get a set of these needles for yourself, I found them at Wool Warehouse in the UK. They are KnitPro Basix Double Point Knitting Needles.
I really loved knitting with them. They’re smooth to use with the yarn and the wood feels sturdy and comfortable in my hands.
I like the points too. Some needles just don’t write get the angle right, but I really loved these and the stitches flowed well.

Ideas for i-cord knitting

I have a whole Pinterest board of what you can make with French Knitting cord. This is exactly the same idea. How about you see what you can come up with.

This shows a tassel necklace and a knotted bracelet.

See the Pinterest board for more ideas.

And the When Can I Knit Too Mummy? course goes into this in more depth too.

 

 


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casting on, how to knit, tutorial, YouTube


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