Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I've figured it out!

I've finally figured out how to knit a neater i-cord!  I've always hated knitting i-cords because mine always turned out bumpy, lumpy, and twisty.  I know for most knitters knitting an i-cord is pretty elementary...hence the name.  I turned to one of my friends, Emmy Lou, and she passed on a quick but vital tip...tug on your first stitch.  After trial and error, I finally got a method down that resulted in a consistent and neat(er) i-cord.  This is how I did it:

Step 1 - work your first stitch but before you drop it off the left needle, give the working yarn a good tug
Step 2 - insert your right needle into the first stitch on the left needle and give the working yarn another good tug, finish stitch as prescribed
Step 3 - before you start your next row of i-cord, give your whole i-cord a quick little tug

Easy enough, huh?  Elementary, my dear!  Now I'm sure I won't cringe so much at the thought of knitting a yard of i-cord (or more).  :-)  And like a proud momma, I leave you with my i-cord.