Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 298 and Studfinder

I made this using a very easy and clever technique that most people refer to as built in i-cord. Basically, the stitches over which your icord is to be worked are only done on the right side of the fabric. On the wrong side, all the stitches of the i-cord are slipped with the yarn in back. The slipping causes the cords to be pulled tightly and give vertical dimension and because they are always slipped, they appear to be knitted.

I have found however that this technique works best with fabrics that have a lot of vertical stretch such as garter stitch or moss stitch, otherwise you may find yourself with rippling fabric where you didn't want it.

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