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5 Reasons Why You’ll Love our New Flat i-Cord

Introducing the Flat i-Cord!  Here’s why I think you’ll love it as much as I do:

  1. Now you can knit an i-cord on straight needles
  2. There’s no need to slide the stitches to the other end of the needle again and again (and again) . . .
  3. It’s really easy to knit (I mean really easy).
  4. You can add new features to it like button holes and stripes.
  5. It’s fun and you can play with it to create new design elements.


Not only are Flat i-Cords easier to knit on straight or circular needles they can be more useful too! How about on a shell that hides a bra strap, a purse strap that lies flat on your shoulder or as a belt and you can add a button hole for sizing flexibility. We also like to braid or twist them for a completely new feature. The ideas are as unlimited as your imagination.

Super simple! You’ll be amazed how easy it is to knit and I suspect many of you will have a “why didn’t I think of that” moment. It makes a great portable project. It seems I am always tucking a Flat i-Cord into my purse to bring along.

We’re releasing two patterns in Ravelry to get started:Tina1

  1. The Iquitos Scarf: There’s a ton of information in this 9-page pattern including complete Flat i-Cord instructions with 2 photo tutorials, Iquitos Scarf pattern, Manaus Headband pattern and Bow Headband pattern.
  2. The Caliente Shell with braided straps. So pretty with straps that are also functional (they cover your bra strap). There’s more in this pattern too. Nuances include the Resilient Cast On, optional 2-color Resilient Cast On, Showy Central Decrease and of course the Flat i-Cord.

There are free sample page downloads on the pattern page for each design on our web site if you want to learn more about the pattern.

All proceeds from any and every Flat i-Cord pattern we sell now and in the future will go to support a school for students with learning differences in San Diego North County. It’s a fabulous school that makes sure bright kids don’t fail just because they need a different style of teaching. You can read more about them here.

I’m very excited to share this new Nuance with you and can’t wait to see what you do with it. Want to give it a try? As always, there is a free tutorial download for the 2 versions of the Flat i-Cord and instructions on how to add a button hole.


19 comments on “5 Reasons Why You’ll Love our New Flat i-Cord

  1. Selena Rea
    July 9, 2014

    Love it! Can’t wait to learn this technique.

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  6. Barbara
    December 29, 2014

    Thank you very much for this new flat i-cord! I made one to use as a zipper facing on a cardigan that I have knitted and it turned out very well.

    • Laura Cunitz
      December 29, 2014

      I’m so excited you found this interesting way to use the Flat i-Cord! I have a cardigan and zip up poncho on the drawing board. Just sketches so far, but I already love them.

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    Do you have any instructions on binding off the flat i-cord?

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