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Old 07-17-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
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Ok I understand why they call it an I-cord
Because you'd be an idiot to make a whole purse strap in it on tiny DPN (size 2.25 mm or 1 US) it's making me insane!!! thankfully it's for a little girl but Oi all I'm seeing is tiny green stitches! Oi why me!
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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yes, I also can't stand making icords.
they are just so time consuming. usually, when told to make an icord, I will just crochet it instead. A chain of the desired length followed by a row of single crochet is usually all you need.
some people like to make a "crocheted icord" which is basically a long tube of single crochet, but that is just about as monotonous as a knitted icord.
I would like to get one of those littl looms that makes the icord for you, I guess all you have to do is put the first few stitches in the little... thingy and then you turn a crank. It does the work for you, but I have not seen one in any store.
but yes, I do not like making icords either. I had to make 2.5 feet of icord for a christmas present last year(which really isnt very much compared to a lot of patterns) and I swore NEVAH AGAIN.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:54 AM   #3
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Well, I'll be odd man out........ I love I cord, I think it adds a nice "finished" touch to bags and projects. I usually make it in front of the TV when I don't have to pay attention, or in the car (while riding).

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
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I have to say that I don't really mind them either...don't have to pay attention to what I am doing
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by MaleKnitter View Post
yes, I also can't stand making icords.
they are just so time consuming. usually, when told to make an icord, I will just crochet it instead. A chain of the desired length followed by a row of single crochet is usually all you need.
some people like to make a "crocheted icord" which is basically a long tube of single crochet, but that is just about as monotonous as a knitted icord.
I would like to get one of those littl looms that makes the icord for you, I guess all you have to do is put the first few stitches in the little... thingy and then you turn a crank. It does the work for you, but I have not seen one in any store.
but yes, I do not like making icords either. I had to make 2.5 feet of icord for a christmas present last year(which really isnt very much compared to a lot of patterns) and I swore NEVAH AGAIN.
My son uses the little crank thing for I-cord. Look HERE! JoAnn's has a 50% online sale right now. You could get it for like $6!
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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I sometimes make a crochet cord by making a long chain, twist it and then fold it in half so it twists on itself.A lot easier than doing sc.s in the chain.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #7
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I don't particularly [i]enjoy[i] doing it, but I suck it up and do it anyway because I like the results. I don't find myself in many situations where I make an iCord by itself, I mostly just work iCord edgings on my projects.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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I kind of enjoy doing I-cord. It's simple, it looks cool, and I can crank it out while watching TV without worrying about losing my place.

Then again, I'm pretty much of a process knitter . . .
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That's the difference between you and me. I'm a results knitter. I'll do pretty much anything it takes, no matter how monotonous, to get the results I want. But there are just some things that I won't do.
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I kind of enjoy doing I-cord. It's simple, it looks cool, and I can crank it out while watching TV without worrying about losing my place.

Then again, I'm pretty much of a process knitter . . .
I'm a process knitter too - just love knitting to knit!!
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