I’ve probably mentioned that I’m teaching some fiber arts classes for kids this summer, and one of the projects we are going to tackle is making spool knitters and making knit cord.
Of course you can do the same thing with knitting needles, and it’s called I-cord (check this tutorial from Nemcsok Farms for the details if you don’t know how) and you can do the same sorts of things with your finished cords regardless of how you made them.
But what exactly can you do with knit cord?
Knitting-and has a list of 101 uses for knit cord (that actually only has 35 items), from holding two mittens together to making a coiled basket from a really long piece.
The cool thing about it is that you can make it different shapes to form words and images that can be applied to knitting or, if you string a wire through the cord, can stay in shape on their own.
You can braid lengths of it together to make a bracelet or a headband, which is probably one I will do with the kids. Or you can make one long piece and make a wrap bracelet.
Do you have fun uses for knit cords? I’d love to hear them!
[Photo via Nemcsok Farms.]