"Automated" Knitting Nancy

kiwiknitter's picture

I don't mind knitting I-cord but it is a rather time consuming when I need a long piece for a hoodie tie. I bought this from Bond America at http://www.bond-america.com/products/embellish-knit.html.

This handy device cranks (literally) out I-cord quickly and easily. The package says it can be ideally used with the following yarns: Baby yarn, embroidery floss, cotton crochet thread, sport yarn, metallic yarns and floss, lightweight fancy yarns and lightweight chenille. I tested it (see attachment) and found it most satisfactory. For this test I used the acrylic yarn sample enclosed in the kit.

This is a very useful device to have around. I thought you might want to have a look at it in case it's unknown to you. I learned about it from a knitting blog.

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Blankie's picture

I have one of these. A

I have one of these. A little trick I figured out was just to unply my main yarn and then run the single through this... worked just fine and it matched my main yarn. I found 10/2 perle cotton to be a little to thin. It worked, but the icord was a sort of open lattice. Worth the small price to be able to avoid the tedium.

tomanyt's picture

I love this little machine.

I love this little machine. I-cords are extremely tedious. Worsted weight will definitely not work.

teejtc's picture

What a great idea! Do you

What a great idea!

Do you think it could go up to worsted weight or not quite?

Grace and Peace,

fuzzed's picture

I have one of these, and

I have one of these, and when I first got it I wondered the same thing. So I tried it. Doesn't work so well. It can be done if you want to sit and fiddle with it and hand adjust about a third of the stitches. It get's frustrating as all get out. So no, worsted weight isn't much of an option.

teejtc's picture

Thanks... just

Thanks... just curious.

Grace and peace,

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Looks like a nice tool for some fast cord making. Thanks for sharing, I will have to look it up!