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I cord trim question

Posted by sheilajoyce (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 28, 07 at 16:13

How do you put an I cord trim directly on the edges of a sweater? The only I cord I have ever knit was the stem of the apple for an apple hat.


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RE: I cord trim question

Sheila, there are a couple of ways to apply I-Cord as you knit. This is the one I've used (scroll down the page):

Here is a link that might be useful: Applied I-Cord


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Thanks, Donna. I could not figure it out. I have printed out the instructions for later use. I think I will try knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket for my DD's SILs expected baby. Time to try it, and I do like the looks of the applied I Cord edge for it too. I am going to try knitting it in lots of bright stripes of solid, bright acrylic yarns as this is an allergic family and our babies don't get wool clothing.


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Well, look what I found, Sheila. A video. The technique is a little different, but it works. Of course, I'd add at least one more stitch.

Here is a link that might be useful: attached I-cord


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Well, I tried the gauge for the BSJ in Caron's Simply Soft. I need to use a sport yarn instead. Wish I could find some nice colors in sport yarn at Michael's, but it is all baby pastels, and the mom wants bright colors. Still experimenting.


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Well, you might check out smileysyarns.com. They have some great prices on sport yarn. They have a nice royal blue and I don't remember the other colors. Of course, you have to place a $40 minimum order. Somebody's got to do it, right?


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I have discovered one warning about attached I cord. If you are doing a neckline, you will definitely want to consider using larger needles than what you used to knit the sweater.


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Boy, I hadn't read this thread before, and I'm sure glad I finally did....it looks like a wonderful technique and I've copied and pasted the info from the site, in case it disappears before I have a chance to use it. Thanks for sharing! I'm putting another edge on what I'm working on now, and sure wish I'd read this before I got started.....
(Sandra, who is not ripping everything out to start
over)


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You can attach as you knit it, a la Elizabeth Zimmerman's instructions (which I did not do), or you can attach the I cord edge once the item is made, which is what I did. Looks nice on the sweater neckline which looked a little raw or incomplete before I did the I cord.


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