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Old 04-01-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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i-cord...UGH!
Sitting here doing an i-cord to finish my first ever project. Is is just me, or does i-cord suck???
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: i-cord...UGH!
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Sitting here doing an i-cord to finish my first ever project. Is is just me, or does i-cord suck???
I don't know; I've never done one. It looks easy to do though. Have you watched Amy's Video for it in the Advanced Techniques gallery?
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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yes, I learned from amy's video...its not really difficult, just a pain!
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by kemp
yes, I learned from amy's video...its not really difficult, just a pain!
Oh ... I'll remember that so I can gear up should I need to do one
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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I like making I-Cord. It knits up pretty fast for me....

How many co sts are you using? I find that any more than 4-5 makes it difficult.
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:00 PM   #6
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I have five...I don' know why it seems like its taking forever. I think partly it has to do with tension. Sometimes I get it so tight it is difficult to get in the stitch, then it takes me a couple of rows to get it looser, then I have to go a little tighter again so it doesn't make that loop on the back. A vicious cycle! Did I mention I just learned to knit last week? That could be the problem too! It is frustrating though because I knit the whole bag part in front of the TV last night and now it has taken all morning just for the handle. I am making it pretty long though...right now its 47" right now. And...I am felting it and would like to get it in to the washer, which is making me even more impatient!
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Also, using a "stretchy" yarn makes it easier. I had more trouble with the Caron Jewel than I did with the woolease thick n quick.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:16 PM   #8
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My problem with i-cord is that it just takes freakin forever.
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love the look....but it does take a long time. I did a knitting bag for a friend and the straps were i-cord, 18" each, it seemed to take longer than the whole bag. :XX:
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That was my feeling! It took forever... it was around 52" long. At least I know it's not JUST my "beginnerness".
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