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March 29, 2005

I heart attached i-cord

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.

ribby_icord.jpg

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!

Attached i-cord
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!

Comments (6)

Eileen Ryan:

Your work is fabulous! One project is more beautiful than the next. Where are you finding the time for this impressive website? (Eileen)
Hi! Bye! (Gaelynn)
The sweater went to its rightful owner! :( (Mom)

looks great. i'll have to try that. such a clean finished look.

Gotta tell you. That's slick.

Stephanie:

Very cool. I think I'm going to have to add another book to my library. I really like how the i-cord finishes the edge. Nice job.

Thanks very much for the tip. I'll have to try that for my ribby once it dries.

Dana:

Your sweater is lovely! And thanks for the pic and book reference for this technique - this will come in handy for my Lucky wrap sweater. I appreciated your recommendation on LivingDot - I am definitely considering them now.

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