Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wood started a mitten project and asked about how to fasten them together with an idiot string. I'm going to sneak a really good little tutorial in here that explains how to make an "I-cord". There seems to be some debate about who invented this little gem, but the word on the street generally credits Elizabeth Zimmermann with its conception.


*Edited to add: Alternatively, Wood gave me a tip on another (read: more useful) YouTube clip that helps, too. Here it is (I wasn't allowed to embed it, so you'll have to go and view it there).*


  1. I tried this i-cord video, and I have to admit I was confused at first. I poked around youtube and found this one ( to be more helpful -- I needed someone to really spell it out for me that I leave the tail on the left side, and swing it around past the stitches.

  2. Ooh, you're right - it IS better. I can't embed it (not allowed - phooee) so I'll link to it.

    Thanks, dude.