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??
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?
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"?
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.
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!
with effort :D