Thursday, 27 October 2011


Sounds like something made by Apple, doesn’t it, but I-cord is a method of finishing off knitted edges used by Elizabeth Zimmermann (apparently an abbreviation of idiot-cord). I had never heard about it before I bought the Tomten pattern, and had a look at YouTube to check it out. It looked doable, so I’m finishing off grandson’s Tomten jacket with my first I-cord ever.

It is way easier than I first expected after reading the instructions (probably why it’s called idiot-cord). After all I am a novice at reading English knitting patterns, but I’m getting better at it. Anyhow, I love this simple edging. The buttonholes will also be knitted i-cord style and their placements are marked with pink thread.

It has been quite chilly lately, so I’d better finish the jacket. Resting on the couch all day sure gives me enough time to do a little light knitting, which reminds me to thank you all for your well wishes after yesterday’s post! Strep infections sound nasty and feel even worse. Being sick makes me miss my mom. She’s a nurse by profession and heart, and an excellent caregiver for sick daughters of all ages. Long distance care is not the same, especially when I’m croaking like a teenage boy/frog mutation on the phone.

Have a wonderful Thursday; I’ll be spending my afternoon with grandson which most certainly will make me feel better.


  1. Æsj - så kjedeleg! God betring til deg - og hugs influensavaksinen. Her er armen sår etter stikket i går :o)

  2. Since I don't knit it would all be "idiot" to me. But I know you sweet jackets will be anything but. xox Corrine

  3. Knitting is something I "tried" and didn't get. Grandson will be a nice treat for you and help you feel better too.

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon! I always find throaty things feel better after some chicken soup.