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Old 06-13-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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I-Cord woes, any tips?
So I'm trying to knit an 8 stitch I-cord with doubled up worsted wool yarn. I can't seem to get the first "rounds" tight enough. I tighten that first stitch SOO tight, to wear I can hardly even knit, and it still is loose. Whats up with that??
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:15 AM   #2
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It seemed like last time I did and i-cord that it took a few rows before it really looked "together" I just kept tightening and eventually it looked right after an inch or two. Have you gotten that far yet?
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:43 AM   #3
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That's a lot of stitches for an I-cord...even with a double strand. Bet it looks good though!

Are you tugging really well at the end of every row? Sometimes that will help settle the stitches.

Please post if/when you figure it out! Renée
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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Tug really tight on the 2nd stitch of each row as well - that will help tighten up the first one.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:54 AM   #5
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It might just be too many stitches. There's a limit to how many you can knit in I-cord fashion. If all else fails, you could knit it in the round on 2 or 3 DPNs.
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Ok so now that I've gotten a little further it looks acceptable, although the first few stitches are still a bit loose. But I guess that will all "come out in the wash" when I felt it. I, too, feel like 8 is on the border of how many stitches will fit on an Icord. Thanks for the tips.....and another question..

I have to eventually attatch the I-cord to the bag I made, any tips on sewing it on? I have no idea! I was also wondering wether it would be possible to just pick up 8 stitches from the bag to start the icord. Anyone ever tried it? Would it cause "bunching"?
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If I did more projects that required i-cords, I'd be tempted to get one of these.
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Oh my word! That looks dangerous.... its *almost* worth it for the trouble I-cord is giving me!
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #9
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I've done applied I-cord around sweater necks, but only 3 stitch. I don't think the method I used would work with 8 st, though and the book I looked at only mentions up to 4. So I guess you could sew it on.
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Hi hi...

well you'll have to sew it on now. This was my dilemma when I was making my big White String Bag. You can see a picture of it in
Recently Finished Projects page 17...

I sewed it on putting it about an inch down so it would be real secure. (if you know what I mean)

I couldn't imagine doing 8 stitches with double yarn though! That's TORTURE (unless the yarn is very thin). Too late now, but if you're going to felt, you could just knit a strip coz it will shrink anyway (well I have a beautiful felted bag I bought like that). But, I'm sure it will turn out!
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