What is an i-cord in knitting?
An i-cord is just a little tube of knitting. … It is knit up in Cedar House Yarns Yearling DK in ‘sunstone’. To make an i-cord you will need yarn and double pointed needles (a circular needle will work just as well, but it’s a little fussier because you have to slide your stitches all the way from one end to the other).
Why is it called Icord?
The venerable Elizabeth Zimmermann rediscovered and named the I-cord (the I-cord, called a “stay lace,” was mentioned in Victorian needlework manuals). The “I” stands for “idiot” because Ms. Zimmermann thought the technique was so simple anyone could do it (even an idiot, I guess!).
How do you knit a two stitch i-cord?
2 Stitch I-cord
Cast on 2 stitches onto dpns. *Without turning needles, push stitches to the right end of the needle and knit. Repeat from * for desired length. To bind off: k2tog.
What are I cords used for?
I-cord is a narrow cord or tube that has a variety of uses including belts, purse handles, edgings, applied decoration, or embellished with beads. I use I-cord combined with other media in textile art projects.
Is knitted I-Cord stretchy?
Video: I-Cord Bind-Off
This is a great intermediate bind-off that puts a round decorative column along the edge of your stitches to be bound off. The nice thing about this bind-off is that not only is it decorative, it’s also pretty stretchy.