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How to knit an attached I-cord

KnittingBrenda Reynoso PenaComment

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Day 24- How to knit an I-cord

Remember my City Cape by  Purl  Soho that has been on my needles for a while? Well I am working on the collar and will finish it this week. The pattern has an attached I-cord  (also called applied I cord) around the edge of the front opening. One of the interesting things of knitting is the way we can change the look of a garment with a simple technique like this one. If you are not familiar with the attached I-cord, you should practice how to knit a plain I-cord or like Elizabeth Zimmerman  called it, an idiots cord because it was so easy to knit that anybody could do it!

Honestly, this was my first time knitting an attached I-cord. So I had to look it up because I had no idea how to attached it. At the end, all I had to do was pick up two of the  four stitches I needed for the Icord along the edge of the front. Lucky me I found a great tutorial that I want to share with you today. You can click here to view details of this easy to follow tutorial published by Amy Kaspar in the LoveKnitting blog. You can use double pointed  or circular needles  I used circular needles with my 16" cable and it was very easy to follow. 

Here is a picture of the clean look the attached I-cord gives to any unfinished edge. It was easy to pick up the stitches along the front edge because I had slipped the first stitch of every row. You can see details about this in this post here.    Front side Back side I like the  attached I-cord so much that now I want to use it more. What are your favorite ways to use the attached I-cord? Reminder.... is celebrating all of the amazing Write 31 Days readers who are supporting nearly 2,000 writers this October! To enter to win a $500 DaySpring shopping spree, just click here . Good luck, and thanks for reading!