Thursday, June 30, 2011
I-Cord on a Circular Needle
The trouble is that when felting I generally use a size 10 1/2 needle, or larger. I don't have any double points that are that large. On the first purse I designed, I simply used size 8 double points for the straps. This worked fine, but later I wanted to do something similar with a thicker yarn. At first I used a circular needle, pushing the yarn all the way down the wire to the other end. This, as you might suppose, was mighty tedious for a 3 stitch row, and I was beginning to greatly dislike I-cords. I began to simply slip the stitches back to the right hand needle after each row. Simple. Relaxing. Quick. It is now my preferred method for I-cords regardless of the needle size and availability of double points.