How to knit an I-cord back and forth

In this DROPS video we show how you can knit an I-cord back and forth on the needle.

An I-cord is a knitted tube. Often used for the handles on a bag or cords to tie on a hat, jacket or hood. We have another video showing how to make a small i-cord knitting from RS only, but with this one we show you how you how to make a larger one. You can cast on 4, 6, 8 sts or more, but it has to be an even number.

Knit every row back and forth like this: *K1, put thread in front of piece, slip 1 st as if to purl, put thread behind piece*, repeat from *-* on all rows. This creates a round string. When long enough knit sts tog 2 by 2 at the same time as binding off.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where this technique is used by clicking on the pictures below.

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The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (15)

BEA 24.09.2015 - 17:05:

Bien joué ! simple et rapide MERCI

Anitha 17.12.2013 - 21:19:

Tack så mycket för din detaljrika beskrivning. Jag är helnöjd med mitt projekt. Det blev ett rött "handtag" till julstrumpan.

Mary Andersson 15.11.2012 - 14:31:

Det är jätte bra stickningsätt. Jag använder ofta.snyg och änkel.

Marianne 04.10.2012 - 18:12:

Sensationell! Jetzt stricke ich schon so lange, und lerne immer noch dazu! Herzlichen Dank für die tollen Anleitungen!

Deb 18.09.2012 - 01:03:

Why handle each stitch twice? Why not purl the purl stitches, rather than slip them? This method is essentially 2 sided knitting yes?

DROPS Design 18.09.2012 - 02:10:

Hi Deb, if you P the P sts it will not be a tube, it will become a flat ribbon.

Mona 20.07.2012 - 09:58: Website www.livetsgoda2.blog ...

Älskar er sida!! Är jätte glad över alla stick och virk videos. Hjälper mig jätte mycket!!

Monica 12.04.2012 - 14:41:

Questo video ha un problema. cliccandolo porta ad un altro video. saluti.

Maria R. 23.03.2012 - 21:51:

Muy didacticos los videos!

Migaline 21.03.2012 - 06:29: Website www.migaline.over-bl ...

Les videos muettes ce n'est pas un problčme du tout, elles sont tellement bien faites ! Je suis arrivée chez toi grâce ā "tutolibre" ! Merci pour toutes ces explications.

Lena S 09.03.2012 - 19:30:

Jättebra video! Nu förstår jag hur man gör.

Silvia Johansson 11.02.2012 - 09:19:

Fantasrisk, enkelt och stabill. Tack Drops.

Jeanette 04.02.2012 - 12:48: Website www.denstoerste.blog ...

En knallbra video! Nå kan jeg pinade tubestrikke også! Takk!

Eunice Vera 03.01.2012 - 04:40:

Muy bien explicado no sabia esta técnica, me sirviķ para hacer un cordķn para un chaleco

Rosana Noguez 20.11.2011 - 02:52:

Muy bueno el cordon de ida y vuelta , no lo conocia gracias

Marion 29.10.2011 - 09:34:

Das Video erklärt sehr genau, langsam und schön das Anfertigen einer Strickschnur - auch für Anfänger gut geeignet - danke!

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