I'm making Maggie's felt tote from Fibre Trends. The handles are i-cord. Size 13 needles, and 8 stitches wide. It seems that no matter how tight I have the first stitch, the "tube" isn't really closing. Since this is a felted items, will it felt ok or not?
I have made smaller i-cords with smaller needles and fewer stitches without a problem....
Here are my thoughts:
1. put the 8 stiches on 4 dps and knit a complete tube. ( Never tried this, but in my mind this seems like this would work)
2. Crochet it somehow?
3. Make a knitted strip?
Any thoughts would be great.