Basic I-cord Techniques photo
Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Beginner (must be comfortable knitting and purling)
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7" (18 cm) in length
Blunt darning needle
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Swatch #1: Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 30 rows (garter stitch). Bind off.
Swatch #2: Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 10 rows (garter stitch). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 3-yard tail.
Swatch #3: Repeat Swatch #2.
Swatch #4: Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 10 rows (garter stitch). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.
 
Techniques to be covered
I-cord (various stitch counts)
Square i-cord
Applied i-cord in same color
Applied i-cord in contrasting color
Rounding corners
Buttonholes
Loops
I-cord bind-off
Three-needle i-cord bind-off
Built-in i-cord
I-cord cast on

Basic I-Cord Techniques

Class Description
You may or may not already be familiar with I-cord, but you'll certainly know it well after this class, which covers basic I-cord construction, a few variations on the theme, and applications such as I-cord cast-ons and bind-offs, built-in side edges, attached I-cord borders, and buttonholes, as well as many helpful tips and tricks.