Adventures of an I-Cord Maker

//Adventures of an I-Cord Maker

Adventures of an I-Cord Maker

A couple of weeks ago this weird looking thing came in mail. Embellish knit i-cord maker.

Embellish Knit Cord maker

If only I had thought about it when I was knitting my Arabesque pullover. All these endless i-cords were handknit.

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After this pullover I thought I would never make one more i-cord ever again! It took forever! But right now a whole new world of yarn possibilities is opening to me!

It was a little bit fussy in the beginning, but when I figured it out, I just couldn’t stop! So the last week was basically devoted to i-cords.

Embellish Knit Cord maker

I like to carry it around, so my hands are always busy while I am watching something, sitting next to a campfire or taking the long road trips. This is such a “no-brainer” compared to all complicated projects I got myself into 🙂 No wonder I am not making that much progress on my St. Brigid project!

I thought I figured it all out before I saw this video – How To Knit I-Cord the Fast Way. Oh my! Now I want to try it. Could I imagine 5-6 years ago when I was trying my first cast on that someday I’ll be frantically looking for a screwdriver drill to make something called  an I-cord (where “I” stands for “idiot”)?! My husband thinks I am out of my mind 🙂

By | 2015-01-21T18:33:54+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Knitting|6 Comments


  1. Pat January 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Brilliant! Just brilliant! I have to buy one of those. I already have the drill. My kids are going to think I lost my mind 🙂

    • Alina January 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Join the club! We, crafters, are ready to go to all extremes that are out there!

  2. Julie January 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I got one of these, too! I love it! Haven’t quite figured out exactly what I’ll use it for (of course now I have the embellish knit, I don’t seem to be needing any i-cord), but it’s a handy little tool to have.

    • Alina January 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Exactly my thoughts! Meanwhile I am just enjoying the process of making the i-cords.

  3. Rebecca January 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Oh my that drill attachment looks like crazy fun. I reckon my kids would be fighting to the death to use it. I could have me some handy little workers!

    • Alina January 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      I would love to see it!

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