Knitted icord tutorial

Last week I showed you how to use a lucet to make an icord. You can also use double pointed needles which are a bit more fiddly, but as DPNs come in multiple sizes from miniscule to monstrous that means added flexibility. For the purposes of this tutorial, I'm using 5mm DPNs and a Chunky yarn (Sirdar Folksong Chunky) to produce a fairly sturdy icord. Using larger needles will increase the gauge and flexibility of the finished fabric, whilst smaller needles will produce a tighter firmer finished cord.


You will need: 
- Yarn of your choice
- Two double pointed needles which are a suitable size for the yarn
- Needle for sewing in ends





When you have bound off, simply sew in the ends and your icord is done. 

I'm about to release two brand new patterns which use icords, but if you want to practice immediately, you could take a look at my Whimsical Cowl (free) pattern which also uses an icord. (Can you tell that I love making them?)

Those looking for my Sewing Bee Quarter-finals post, it will be along when more people have had a chance to catch up with last night's episode as there are a lot of spoilers, including an interview with the person who left! See you soon.


  1. I loved last night's Sewing Bee. It was a great 'theme' and look forward to reading your review and interview.

  2. I hope you don't mind me leaving a message on this post but just watched the sewing bee and wanted to congratulate Linda on another great week. I do love your mum she seems such a wonderful person. Have a good week and fingers crossed for next Tuesday - although I guess you guys obviously know the outcome already! C x

    1. I don't mind at all Caroline, I have a whole post written about the Bee this week, but so many people have said they watch or Wed/Thurs and asked me not to give any spoilers!!! It's coming - I might save it for Saturday now :D


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