An I-cord is a knitted tube that can be used for straps, edges and even the top of a hat. Follow along with this video that demonstrates how to make an I-cord with double points or the magic loop. I like to knit a baby hat as a newborn gift using my leftover sock yarn. I knit the entire hat from cast on to I-cord without double points by using the magic loop method. It’s quick and adorable!
Month: April 2010
Gusset (Magic Loop Method)
Pick up stitches for the gusset using the magic loop method. Many knitters get a little “turned around” after the turn heel. Stay tuned to the “Gusset” video and you will glide right on down your sock in record time!
Heel Flap – Magic Loop Method
You know I am a huge fan of the magic loop and this video will have you moving from the leg to the heel flap in a snap. Sometimes this transition causes a bit of a brain cramp trying to remember which way to turn those slick needles. Now just stay tuned to the video and you will be on your way to creating some sock magic of your own!
pfb (Purl Increase)
A purl increase is made by purling into the front and back of a stitch. Use of this stitch allows the knitter to increase while maintaining the established pattern. Try this increase the next time you are faced with increasing into a purl stitch and give your knitting a professional touch!