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10-08-2006, 06:48 PM
I am the only one who uses a spool knitter to make I-cords? I find it alot easier than the needle way and I like the looks of the cord. Is this considered cheating?1 :teehee:
10-08-2006, 08:08 PM
my grandma was telling me about this way of making i-cords. I think she had never heard of the other way of making them.
I've never tried it...
10-08-2006, 08:27 PM
:oops: I dont even know what you mean :teehee:
10-08-2006, 09:14 PM
Here's a little diagram of one, notice the I-cord on the last diagram. I love mine, picked it up in Tennessee when I left my knitting at home and wanted something new to try. I can whip out a cord in a few minutes. I guess it's the old fashioned way of doing it.
10-08-2006, 09:52 PM
Oh I see it can be done on a french knitting needle thingy.
So how do you do it if you are using regular needles?
10-08-2006, 10:05 PM
Ive never tried one, but to me it seems it'd take just as much time if not more with all the wrapping of the yarn and pulling over each other.
Denise in Michigan
10-08-2006, 11:13 PM
I've had and used one for 45 years and love it for cords!
10-09-2006, 08:08 AM
Is this considered cheating?
There's no cheating in knitting! :P Spool knitting/corking is probably just about as old as knitting itself! :teehee: http://www.allfreecrafts.com/kids/corker.shtmlThe first thing I noticed when making my first Icord was it was a way to do spool knitting on needles. And the round loom knitting that has made a comeback is indeed just corking on a larger scale.
10-09-2006, 11:35 AM
OMG I did that when I was a kid. Except, it was with a tinker toy, not a spool. My dad taught me how to do it, I think. I was like 7 or 8, I don't really remember much about it. I don't think I got very far on the project before I got bored. I should ask him about it...
10-09-2006, 11:51 AM
I had a slightly bigger plastic one that I used to make Barbie dresses. :teehee:
10-09-2006, 12:02 PM
Hee. I don't want to talk about the Barbie dresses I used to sew (and I use the term loosely!) It's just better if we all forget about that...Though I did make a bag that came out pretty well, I think Grandma (who was a professional seamstress) helped a lot on that one.
10-09-2006, 12:56 PM
I use the "clover wonder knitter" for i-cords that I make to felt (pretty much a knitting spool with a couple bells and whistles) . It's sooo much faster, at least for me. I hate making icords most of the time unless they're very small.