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Old 10-08-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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I am the only one who uses a spool knitter to make I-cords? I find it alot easier than the needle way and I like the looks of the cord. Is this considered cheating?1
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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my grandma was telling me about this way of making i-cords. I think she had never heard of the other way of making them.

I've never tried it...
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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I dont even know what you mean


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http://www.sweaterscapes.com/spool.htm

Here's a little diagram of one, notice the I-cord on the last diagram. I love mine, picked it up in Tennessee when I left my knitting at home and wanted something new to try. I can whip out a cord in a few minutes. I guess it's the old fashioned way of doing it.
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Oh I see it can be done on a french knitting needle thingy.
So how do you do it if you are using regular needles?


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Ive never tried one, but to me it seems it'd take just as much time if not more with all the wrapping of the yarn and pulling over each other.
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:13 PM   #7
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I've had and used one for 45 years and love it for cords!
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Re: spool knitters
Originally Posted by stitchwitch
Is this considered cheating?
There's no cheating in knitting! :P Spool knitting/corking is probably just about as old as knitting itself! http://www.allfreecrafts.com/kids/corker.shtmlThe first thing I noticed when making my first Icord was it was a way to do spool knitting on needles. And the round loom knitting that has made a comeback is indeed just corking on a larger scale.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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OMG I did that when I was a kid. Except, it was with a tinker toy, not a spool. My dad taught me how to do it, I think. I was like 7 or 8, I don't really remember much about it. I don't think I got very far on the project before I got bored. I should ask him about it...
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I had a slightly bigger plastic one that I used to make Barbie dresses.
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