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Old 01-28-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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i-cord help!!!
Ok, this is my first project using a i-cord. I noticed the i-cord stitch looks way diff. then my garter stitch! I an knitting a iphone cover with a strap and the holder for the iphone is in garter, but the i-cord looks more like the reg. knitting! How can I make my i-cord strap match the garter? Should I just keep it or ?



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Old 01-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Icord is going to turn out like stockinette because it's like knitting in the round - knit every row is stockinette. You can try doing every other row as a purl, but I don't think it's going to work. Or use work garter stitch flat and turn at the end of the row. The icord stockinette is going to be better for a strap though, one in garter would be too stretchy and get way too long.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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My i-cord is fairly stretchy right now - just as much as my normal garter!
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Well, try the garter Icord and see how that works.
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ok, so i knit a small section in garter and it did not look very nice, back to the stocknet stitch
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Icord done in purl doesn't seem to work; I tried it at the edges of a piece tonight to see how it would work and it didn't.
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Even if you alternate rows of knit and purl for the I-cord, it won't match the garter st because you're only working one I-cord row for every 2 garter rows. Also it's not quite as neat where it joins the garter st as you might like.
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