I-cord on straight needles

Make a necklace in less than an hour using the i-cord technique

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I-cord is one of the easiest knitting techniques, even the most beginner knitter can master it! In this easy to follow video tutorial, we will show you how to make a knitted cord, with step by step instructions that take you from cast on to knitting to cast off. I-cord is a good skill for every knitter and has a multitude of uses. It can be used as a drawstring, a decorative ribbon, closures for a sweater or a bag, or even jeweller on it's own! The product we're making in this video is the Knitting Me Softly necklace.

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Step By Step

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Cast on your stitches.

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Hold needle with stitches in your right hand.

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Slip each stitch onto the left needle.

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Bring the yarn behind the work over to the right-hand side.

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Insert the right needle into the next stitch from left to right and knit normally.

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Pull firmly on this stitch to tighten up.

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Repeat to remaining stitches.

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Transfer stitches as before and repeat the knit process.

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When the cord is the length needed, cast off.

This is how you do it

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