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I-cord (or slip cord) can be used in many ways to embellish your knitting. It can be used as shoulder straps for girls dresses, belts and decorative ties … the list is endless!
Machine knitters can quickly make I-cord and it is an essential technique for beginners to learn.
Attaching I-cord to the edge of a knitted piece adds a nice finishing touch.
There are unlimited variations to this technique here are 3 for you to try.
The first is plain knitted I-cord. The second adds a few extra rows and is a variation of the 'worm trim' that you may know.
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Borrowed from a hand-knitting technique, i-cord edges are a great way to finish scarves, shawls and any edge that won't be seamed.
Master your machine by trying 2 techniques to create i-cord along the edge of your knitting ... as you knit the garment piece.
If you are a hand knitter, you may have heard of an i-cord bind off. Let's work it on the knitting machine... Plus we'll examine an i-cord cast on that will inspire you to explore this technique further!