Making an I-cord is one of those things that seems mysterious and difficult until you now how to do it. I waited a long time to sit down and make an I-cord because it always sounded kind of scary to me, probably because it involves double-pointed needles, which I'm not too keen on.
The good news is that making a I-cord is really quick and easy, and you can use them for all sorts of things, from the strap of a bag to hair accessories.
How to make I- Cord
I-cord is a simple knitting technique that creates a very narrow tube of knitting that looks a bit like French knitting.
Uses for I-Cord
I-cords is great because once you've made one, you'll start thinking of all sorts of uses for them. Here are just a few ways you might use them:
Strap or handles for a purse or bag.
Straps for a knitted shirt or dress.
Use it as a belt.
Make a headband
Sew the cord together to make a flower, a spiral, or some other shape you can use on another knitted project.
Use as a tie for a hoodie or in place of elastic in a hem.
Necklace, bracelet or broach the list is endless.
Here is a link to a video showing how to make i- cord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcGj6tpqeJA