All about the "I Cord"

Hey Loomers! 

I know it's been a while since I posted about loom knitting, I know all the food we make looks amazing! but of course, we know you're also here for some loom knitting. We get it! We didn't forget about you, we promise. It's just been a feverish month of working on new stitches and patterns to share with you.

Okay back to the main reason about this post, I wanted to share with you some quick tips and a wonderful loom knit blogger. Let me be very clear about this, I didn't come up with this so I'm not going to BS you about how I magically came up with this one day as I was watching the butterflies. It sounds like a cool story but the reality is, I wanted an I Cord, so I Googled it.

I'm sure many of you've wondered, "how can I get that magnificent looking I Cord on a loom?" without having to use knitting needles, or a crochet hook or some diddlydad that you don't have, know the name of and probably really don't need to run out and buy.

Well, I've got the answer for you. 1 it can be done on a loom and 2 I'm not going to show you how to do it lol but a wonderful blogger, Isela Phelps sure will!

In my adventures with Google, I found Ms. Isela Phelps. Wonderful loom blogger, I highly recommend checking out her blog Purling Sprite and youtube channel PurlingSprite. She's straight to the point and has some very useful loom knitting tips and tricks throughout her blog.

Isela Phelps - PurlingSprite - I Cord

You can also check out her PDF on how to I-cords on a Loom

Like I said, not trying to reinvent the wheel, just share the knowledge because it's out there and I'm giving you another avenue to find it.

Like any designer, I made some modifications that worked better for me. Here are a few steps on how to do the i-cord from Bohemian Lifestyle Design.

Flat Knit Stitch - Working right to left

  1. Working yarn from peg 3 behind pegs to peg 1
  2. Bring yarn to front of the loom and knit 3 pegs, knit 2 pegs 1st then 1st peg and the 3rd peg last

Repeat until the desired length

Bind off

Cut yarn 4” tail

1 - move loop from peg 2 to 1 knitover

2 - loop peg 1 to 2

3 - loop peg 3 to peg 2 knitover

4 - with working yarn ewrap peg 2 knitover

5 - pull the last loop and pull on the yarn tail

Ustitch (also called Flat Knit)

Similar to knit stitch except shorter and tighter

  • Above top loop, wrap working yarn around the peg
  • Left the bottom loop over and off

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