What does Icord mean in knitting?

I-cord is a simple knitting technique that creates a very narrow tube of knitting that looks a bit like French knitting. This is a stitch used for creating knitting bag handles, adding as edging on a project or applying as a specific cord in various craft projects.

What is Icord in knitting?

The I-cord is a tube knitted in the round with two double-pointed needles. Elizabeth Zimmermann named it the Idiot Cord in honor of her accidental discovery of the simple technique. The I-cord is a perfect example of her attitude toward knitting: let it be fun, free of needless complications, and full of discovery.

Why is it called an Icord?

The venerable Elizabeth Zimmermann rediscovered and named the I-cord (the I-cord, called a “stay lace,” was mentioned in Victorian needlework manuals). Zimmermann thought the technique was so simple anyone could do it (even an idiot, I guess!). …

What do you use an Icord for?

An i-cord is just a little tube of knitting. It is a great way to make tie for any knit item that might require it. You can use this technique to connect up your mittens so they don’t get lost, create ties for the Cable Me Softly booties to keep them on the wiggly baby feet, or make the ties for the Beloved Bonnet.

How many stitches are in an Icord?

I-cord generally uses somewhere between 3-5 stitches. After you’ve cast on, knit your first row of stitches, but then don’t turn your work. Instead, slide your stitches to the other end of the needle they’re on. (This is why you use double points.)

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What does Icord stand for?

ICORD stands for International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries.

What can I make with a lucet?

A lucet fork is used to make drawstrings, cords, lanyards, gift ties (instead of ribbon), shoestrings, etc. You could also use it to make a thicker yarn that you can then crochet with!