About this technique
The I-Cord is a unique technique for creating knitted tubes. They can be thin or thick and are used as decoration or utility like a rope. They tend to have a lot of vertical stretch, but are useful as drawstrings in bags, applied to edges and borders as a finishing element, or in more artistic, abstract ways.
Also known as: French Knitting
[VIDEO] How to do this technique
NOTE: The following instructions are for using a double pointed needle (DPN)
- Step 1: After you have cast on your desired number of stitches, knit all stitches.
- Step 2: Slide the stitches back to the beginning of the DPN.
- Step 3: Bring your working yarn around the back and start knitting again. Make sure to pull the first stitch tightly, drawing the loop closed.
Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you’ve reached your desired length. Bind off and sew closed.