Built-in I-cord Edges - A challenge
Recently a hand knitting friend learned a new technique called built-in I cord edges. She said to me ... "Bet you can't do that your machine" (good-naturedly).
HA! I immediately sat down and proved her wrong.
This technique adds a 3 stitch i-cord edge to your knitting as you knit. It is not applied after the piece is finished. You can combine this method with any stitch pattern for a pretty, stretchy, finished edge.
Whether by hand or machine, when you knit i-cord, you slip stitches every other row. This forces the knitting to curl to one side. A few stitches create cord. Slipping a few stitches on the edge(s) of a larger piece creates a folded edge and a lovely finish.
This technique doesn't necessarily "tame the curl" of plain stockinette, but it does provide a nice, easy finish for scarves, shawls or any edge that won't be seamed.
- How would you knit built-in i-cord on your machine?
- What settings would you use?
- What position should your needles be in?
UPDATE: Check out our suggestions for creating this edge.