I-cord is a circular tube of stockinette stitch, usually comprised of 4 stitches. It is the same result as when usinga knitting Nancy or knitting spool, but it uses two double-pointed needles. Learn how to make this simple and useful strand and its applications. More importantly, see how easy it is to trim knitting with it as a fun and functional trim or border. Try some of the manipulations like using it to bind off pieces or even to seam pieces together. Look at a few other uses for this versatile bit of knitting. I-cord stands for “Idiot Cord,” but Elizabeth Zimmermann said it really should be “Ingenious Cord.”
Smooth, light-colored worsted-weight yarn that is not splitty and appropriate double-pointed needles, a swatch of similar yarn but different color worked up as a 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette st, circular needle same size as the double-points.