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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I-Cord Candy Cane

Twelve Days Of Christmas Ornaments.
Day Nine: Candy Cane.

Everyone loves a candy cane - especially one that can be hung year on the tree year after year without getting sticky and is sugar free!

red yarn
white yarn (scrap yarn is fine. you will not need a lot of yardage, unless you are going to make hundreds)
two double pointed needles that are the appropriate size for yarn. (or, one circular needle that you can slide the yarn from end to end.)

Gauge:  doesn’t  matter. It will differ depending on the yarn you use, thinner yarn=smaller candy canes, thicker yarn=bigger candy canes.

Cast on 5 white (slide)
*knit 4 white, and 1 red, (slide)
knit 3 white, 1 red, 1 white (slide)
knit 2 white, 1 red, 2 white (slide)
knit 1 white, 1 red, 3 white (slide)
knit 1 red, 4 white (slide) *
Repeat from * until you have a cane as long as you would like.
When the cane is the length that you are happy with, then cast off. The cast off stitches will look like a straight line. So you will need to weave in the tail. Take the tail, and begin by weaving in the stitch opposite of where the tail is, to form the last row into a tube. Sew through all the stitches, gathering them up. Then bury the yarn in the middle of the chord itself.
To give the cane a little structure, I took a piece of wire, and carefully stuck it into the middle of the i-chord.

These cute little ornaments knit up in a jiffy, and once you have the technique down, you can do them in as many different widths, color and stripe combinations as you want!

Have fun Knitting!

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