Foto February Day 10 – i-Cord And Easy Knitting
Staying faithful to one yarn-project is never easy for me. I admit it, I strayed, and it involves the i-cord above. But to be fair, there’s only so much I could take of Fox Paws before it drove me to it.
i-Cord and Sports Shorts
First of all, I should say, I hate doing what Elizabeth Zimmermann termed idiot-cord. It’s too fiddly and it seems ENDLESS when you have to do a yard or two of it.
Fortunately, I have a machine that will do it for me. And it will make i-cord faster and better than I can.
Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make i-cord on my circular sock knitting machine.
If you don’t want to purchase a sock knitting machine just to do i-cord, you could always go with one of these handy little machines.
Especially if you’re planning on making a few pairs of these.
I’ve always liked this simple, easy-knit design by Stephen West. It’s called “Sports.” Here’s where I am so far on mine.
It’s done in worsted-weight yarn and mostly in stockinette in the round. Honestly, the only part of the design I don’t care too much about doing is the i-cord. And now I can even make that easily!
Even though I put down Fox Paws to work on a “breather” project, I still made some progress.
That is progress on RIPPING OUT a mistake. Oh well…two steps forward…