I-Cord Knitting Tutorial

Today Erin wanted to make something colourful, so she decided on a colourful snail:) I thought the easiest way for her to knit a snail would be to knit the shell and body of the snail with i-cords. I-cords are really easy and amazing if you want to knit a narrow circular tube. Tomorrow I will blog our knitted Spring snail pattern for everyone, but today I am going to share with you, how to knit an i-cord so that you will be able to knit up the little snail tomorrow with ease:)
Here we go, you will need two double pionted needles and some yarn…

Once you have knitted the stitches, they will be on the left side of the right needle.

Slide your stitches to the right side of the needle.
Knit your stitches again and then slide them to the right side of the needle.
When you have knitted it to the required length, just cast off.
Tomorrow I will blog a colourful Spring snail pattern, knitted with I-cords, it is going to be an easy pattern and will look so sweet on your nature table or in your gift basket on Easter morning:)

These beautiful flowers were gifted to me yesterday by my friend Heidi:) Thank you so much…

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone…

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14 Responses to I-Cord Knitting Tutorial

  1. Hip Mountain Mama March 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial…that yarn is very springy!
    How sweet to have flowers from your friend!!

  2. Heidi March 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    Hello my friend,
    Your tutorial is wonderful, thank you! The flowers were a pleasure, you are such a lovely friend and I am so grateful to know you 🙂
    Thank you!

  3. K March 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Linda – is this the same kind of thing we used to do with spools? You’d put a number of nails into the top of the spool, leaving them as quarter inch spikes, and loop around them, and then use a crochet needle to make new loops, around and around till a cord came out the bottom of the spool. It seems like this would be the same??? I’ll have to try this. It’s looks complex, and I am feeling kind of stupid today . . .

  4. Linda March 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Dear K
    It does look similar to spool knitting, but really, this is so easy to do and quick. When I knitted an I-Cord for the first time I couldn’t believe how simple it was:)

  5. S March 11, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Ha ha Linda, I am giggling to myself because I had to google I-cords when i made your sweet little mushroom fairy house – I was feeling a little silly that i didn’t know what one was and then a bit clever that I did it!

  6. K March 11, 2010 at 12:48 am #

    Linda – don’t laugh, but I love it when you sign “warmly.” It makes me feel – very welcome.

  7. wendy March 11, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    Hi Linda, Lucky you to receive such beautiful flowers. Thank you for introducing me to Heidi she is a dear and talented knitter. Love both your work. Have been making the Easter baskets and knitting little chickens and chicks to put in them looks adorable. Thank you for all your beauty and rich content you bring to us via your website, I always love to look at it as it brightens my day. Looking forward to snail. Do you sell your lion pattern?
    Much love, enjoy the flowers
    Oh can I ask you what Blog you are using? I am wanting to set one up for the school and went to the google one and it was very basic would love similiar setup to yours, love

  8. Linda March 11, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    Dear Heidi,
    I am very blessed to know you too:)

  9. Linda March 11, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    Dear S,
    I always feel very empowered when I learn something new and if possible I like to share it with others:) I am so glad that you stop by here and I do enjoy your blog so much. It is lovely to visit a blog that is in the Southern Hemisphere too.
    Have a lovely day,

  10. Linda March 11, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Dear Wendy,
    Thank you for your lovely comments:)I am so glad you are enjoying the patterns:) I have been thinking about selling my lion pattern and I will probabaly sell it here on my blog soon. I use Blogger for my blog, I am very happy with it and it is quite easy to use, which is wonderful.
    Thank you so much for visiting here, I really appreciate it:)

  11. Linda March 11, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    Dear K,
    You are so welcome here and I am glad you feel that way when you visit:)
    Warmly 🙂

  12. CHILDHOOD MAGIC March 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    great tutorial!

  13. Sunny June 19, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    wow! This really helped me with the snail. Also, what sized needle did you use *plz reply quickly I would like to give this to my father for fathers day 😀 *

  14. Erika Towle April 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Thank you for this!!! LOVE your site!

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