Frequent question: What does I Cord mean in knitting?

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).

What is an i-cord used for?

I-cord is a good skill for every knitter and has a multitude of uses. It can be used as a drawstring, a decorative ribbon, closures for a sweater or a bag, or even jeweller on it’s own! The product we’re making in this video is the Knitting Me Softly necklace.

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!).

Can you knit an i cord without double pointed needles?

An i-cord is basically a very small tube knit in the round. But because it is so small you can get away with knitting it on two instead of the usual four or five double-pointed needles. It’s much faster and a lot less complicated.

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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.

What is the difference between cord and chord?

A cord is a long flexible string or rope, often made of thinner pieces woven together. A chord on the other hand is “three or more musical tones played together.”

What does cord mean?

1a : a long slender flexible material usually consisting of several strands (as of thread or yarn) woven or twisted together. b : the hangman’s rope. 2 : a moral, spiritual, or emotional bond. 3a : an anatomical structure (such as a nerve or tendon) resembling a cord especially : umbilical cord sense 1a.