March 29, 2005
How did I make it this far without attached i-cord? I just added a three-stitch attached i-cord to each side of my Ribby Cardi, and it looks so clean and professional.
My only experience with attached i-cord thus far has been in admiring the work of others, so I thought for sure the edge would be too tight or too loose, and would have to be redone. Luckily, it came out fine on the first try!
I followed the instructions in The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques, which specifies picking up three out of every four edge stitches. I picked up the stitches with one length of yarn and a circular needle first, then went back and worked the i-cord with size 8 DPNs, one size larger than I'd been using.
The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques is highly useful. I just got it last week, and its already become my standard reference. It has all the information I used to go through multiple books to find.
All that's left on this sweater is the zipper and its done!