We’ve talked before about I-cords, and whether you knit them with needles, use an I-cord maker (I just broke mine a couple of weeks ago!) or make them with a French knitter/spool knitter, they’re kind of fun and meditative and a great way for kids to learn the basics of knitting.
But what to do with all those cords? Why not make useful trivets for the table? Evelyne from Nemcsok Farms has a great tutorial that shows just how to sew the cord together so that it will hold its circular shape.
It occurs to me you could also glue the yarn trivet to a piece of cork, which would keep it from sliding so much on the table and add an extra layer of protection. And remember that if you use acrylic yarn, it might melt, so make sure you keep really high temperature things away from it (or use wool or cotton).
What do you use I-cord for? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
[Photo via Nemcsok Farms.]