Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today I’m going to show you how to knit an i-cord using double points, straight, and circular needles. As always you can find more information on my website naztazia.com I-cords are nice thick yarn- based cords that can be used as purse handles, decorations and even jewelry. For this demo I’m using Red Heart’s Soft Essentials yarn and US size 10 or 6 millimeters needles. I’ll start with the easiest method using two double pointed needles. We’ll start with a total of four cast on loops on your needle – using whatever method you wish. I’ll show the English method of knitting with this one. Knit the four stitches on your needles. Now take your needle and push the stitches to the other side of the needle. Take note how your yarn ends are on your left side of your stitches. Knit your four stitches on your needle. Once completed slide the stitches again to the other side of the needle. Take note again how the ends are on the left. Knit your four stitches again. You can see what it looks like. Slide the stitches to the other end again. Keep repeating this process until you have made your i-cord the length that you wish. Once completed cut your yarn – then take a crochet hook and pull the end through all loops. I like to insert my hook into the last loop and pull this way to make the yarn even. You can see what the icord looks like now. I’ll show you with single point needles. Cast on 4 loops and then knit them. With single points we can’t slide to the other end – so we’re going to have to remove our 4 loops carefully and slide them instead on to the other knitting needle – using whatever method you wish. Be sure the yarn ends are on the left side. And then just continue by knitting the 4 stitches on your needle. Next, slide them off the old needle and onto the new needle – using whatever method works for you. Just make sure the tail ends are on the left side. Knit the 4 stitches on your needles. Finally I’ll show you the circular needles – and I’ll use the continental knitting method. Begin by casting on four and then knitting the four stitches with these circulars. Just slide the stitches to the other needle and along the cable in between. And knit your four stitches again. Once completed slide all of the stitches to the other end – and knit the four stitches. Slide the stitches to the other end. Keep repeating this – knitting 4 stitches and then sliding them to the other end – until you reach the length you wish. As before use the crochet hook to pull the end through the loop. And then back towards that last loop again. And that is how I knit an i-cord. To view this video in other languages click on the closed caption link on YouTube and turn on subtitles. From there you can choose from over 100 different languages. I hope this video has helped you. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Feel free to like and comment on this video. Check out the description or the info button of this video for more information. And please visit naztazia.com for more tips and tricks on Creative Self-Sufficient Living.