Not long ago I published a post titled "What to do with Crazy Yarn", where I suggested some great project ideas for yarn that's too fuzzy, too sparkly, or too vibrant to make into an everyday wardrobe piece. In this article, I provided a pattern that required you to knit an i-cord. I then received a number of emails asking how to knit an i-cord.
You should know, I absolutely LOVE getting requests like these, because I love interacting with my readers directly. So, I was happy to jump on this task for you all.
Without further ado, here is a super simple tutorial on how to knit an i-cord.
Start by casting 3 or 4 stitches onto dpns. I suggest 3 stitches if you're using a thicker yarn, or if you want a thinner i-cord. Knit to the end, but DO NOT turn your work. Instead, simply keep the right side of your work facing you, and slide it to the other end of the needle.
Then, knit across the next row. Note that on the first stitch, the working strand of yarn is pulled across the back from the left side to the right, but don't worry. As long as you keep a little bit of tension in your working strand of yarn, you'll be able to avoid the "ladder effect".
That's it! Knit across, slide your work to the other side of your dpn, and knit across again. Repeat these easy steps until your i-cord reaches its desired length, and then bind off.