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Saturday 09/24/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ins and Outs of I-Cord with Lily Chin
I-cord is a circular tube of stockinette stitch, usually comprised of 4 stitches. It produces the same result as the knitting Nancy or knitting spool but uses two double-pointed needles. Learn how to make this simple and useful strand and its applications. More importantly, see how easy it is to trim knitting with it as a fun and functional trim or border. Try some of the manipulations like using it to bind off pieces or even to seam pieces together. Look at a few other uses for this versatile bit of knitting. I-cord stands for Idiot Cord, but Elizabeth Zimmerman said it really should be Ingenious Cord.
Smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn that is not splitty and appropriate double-pointed needles, circular needle same size as the DPNs and homework.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Swatch 1 Cast on 3 or 4 sts on one double pointed needle or dpn. * With another dpn, k across. DO NOT TURN WORK, always have RS or k side facing you. Slide all sts to right-hand end of dpn. String strand of yarn across back of work and rep from * until cord measures about 4", bind off. Tug on cord slightly lengthwise. This cord is similar to that made by "knitting knobbies" and looks like small, circular tube.
Swatch 2: A swatch of similar yarn to the one used above but of a different color, worked up as a 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette stitch and bound off.
Swatch 3: A swatch of similar yarn to the one used above but of a different color, worked up as a 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette stitch and NOT bound off.