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Old 01-14-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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Built-in i cords
Okay. Let's say I'm knitting a garter stitch scarf and I want to do a built-in icord.

I knit the width I want, then at the last 3 stitches, yarn forward, slip as to purl, turn and knit.
I knit the next row to the last 3 stitches, yarn forward, slip as to purl, turn and knit.

I am building a lovely i cord on two different "faces" of the scarf. In other words, there is no "right side" with two lovely i cord borders showing. Just two sides, each with one i cord border.

What do I do to make 2 built-in i cord borders on the same face of the scarf?

Thanks for any help. I am truly befuzzled here.

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Old 01-14-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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I've been doing this with a sweater. I purl all the way across on the ws, then I turn and slip the first 3 stitches and finish knitting the row. This way the stitches get knit every other round, and they always end up on the same side.

For garter, you'd have to designate a right and wrong side, and do the i-cord slipping on the right side.
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I'm sorry -- I don't understand! Could you explain this to me again?
I appreciate your help!
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Slip the first 3 stitches and work to the end of the row. Turn and slip the first 3 stitches and work to the end of the row.

I'm sorry if I made it sound more complicated.
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I must be completely daft.
Ingrid! I'm so sorry, but still I'm screwing up your very clear directions.
I begin row 1 by slipping 3 stitches. Knit to end of row. Turn to knit row 2. Slip those first 3 stitches on the beginning of row 2 and continue to end. Repeat ad infinitum. I'm getting no icord on either side now.
Is it where I'm holding the yarn? Am I supposed to still be slipping at the end of one of the rows?
Yikes.
Again, thanks in advance for your help and your patience!

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Maybe it works more obviously in stockinette. Here is a picture of the edge of my sweater where I'm slipping the first 3 stitches.

For a true i-cord edge, you can pick up stitches when the scarf is done and knit an attached icord--knit 3, slide back; k2, ssk, slide back, k2, ssk, slide back forever.
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