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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  12:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Yeah, it's mad. it's crazy. But it's TRUE! I knit a felted tote and finished it yesterday and the part I liked the best was the straps. Which were, of course, felted i-cord. I was thinking all night of all the things I could make with felted- i-cord!!!!
Am I crazy, or do other people like this stuff as much as I do?

S. Eliz.
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Licensed2Cook
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  2:45:22 PM  Show Profile  Send Licensed2Cook a Yahoo! Message Send Licensed2Cook a Private Message
S. Eliz.,

I love to felt purses with I-cord straps. Felting is my favorite part of knitting!

Dee
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Licensed2Cook
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  2:45:22 PM  Show Profile  Send Licensed2Cook a Yahoo! Message Send Licensed2Cook a Private Message
S. Eliz.,

I love to felt purses with I-cord straps. Felting is my favorite part of knitting!

Dee
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jmweis
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USA
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  3:44:46 PM  Show Profile Send jmweis a Private Message
I just felted a backpack with an I-cord, and I really loved the way it turned out. I would like to try making baskets and rugs using felted I-cords. Actually, I think it would be easier to knit the cords, sew them together to make the rug or basket and then put it in the washer and felt the whole thing. I am also making a stuffed duck based off a sketch my husband made, and I was thinking of making its legs out of an I-cord.

Cheers
Jennifer

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jmweis
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USA
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  3:44:46 PM  Show Profile Send jmweis a Private Message
I just felted a backpack with an I-cord, and I really loved the way it turned out. I would like to try making baskets and rugs using felted I-cords. Actually, I think it would be easier to knit the cords, sew them together to make the rug or basket and then put it in the washer and felt the whole thing. I am also making a stuffed duck based off a sketch my husband made, and I was thinking of making its legs out of an I-cord.

Cheers
Jennifer

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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  4:00:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Glad I'm not the only one who's crazy about felted i cord, lol!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  4:00:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Glad I'm not the only one who's crazy about felted i cord, lol!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
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achrisvet
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  6:41:50 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I love i-cord. Felted of not. You can make a thicker handle by making a knitted belt. Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 4, move the yarn to the front as if to purl. Slip the last 3 stitches. Next row, do the same thing. Eventually it forms into a wonderful belt, nice and thick and the same on both sides. It made a great thick handle for my tote bag. It makes a great looking belt non felted.

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1
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achrisvet
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Posted - 08/03/2003 :  6:41:50 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I love i-cord. Felted of not. You can make a thicker handle by making a knitted belt. Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 4, move the yarn to the front as if to purl. Slip the last 3 stitches. Next row, do the same thing. Eventually it forms into a wonderful belt, nice and thick and the same on both sides. It made a great thick handle for my tote bag. It makes a great looking belt non felted.

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  12:59:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
quote:

I love i-cord. Felted of not. You can make a thicker handle by making a knitted belt. Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 4, move the yarn to the front as if to purl. Slip the last 3 stitches. Next row, do the same thing. Eventually it forms into a wonderful belt, nice and thick and the same on both sides. It made a great thick handle for my tote bag. It makes a great looking belt non felted.

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1



Got to try that! thanks!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  12:59:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
quote:

I love i-cord. Felted of not. You can make a thicker handle by making a knitted belt. Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 4, move the yarn to the front as if to purl. Slip the last 3 stitches. Next row, do the same thing. Eventually it forms into a wonderful belt, nice and thick and the same on both sides. It made a great thick handle for my tote bag. It makes a great looking belt non felted.

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1



Got to try that! thanks!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
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achrisvet
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  3:38:19 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
quote:

quote:

I love i-cord. Felted of not. You can make a thicker handle by making a knitted belt. Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 4, move the yarn to the front as if to purl. Slip the last 3 stitches. Next row, do the same thing. Eventually it forms into a wonderful belt, nice and thick and the same on both sides. It made a great thick handle for my tote bag. It makes a great looking belt non felted.

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1



Got to try that! thanks!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!




It doesn't look like much for the first inch or 2, then suddenly it turns into a thing of wonder!

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1
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achrisvet
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  3:38:19 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
quote:

quote:

I love i-cord. Felted of not. You can make a thicker handle by making a knitted belt. Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 4, move the yarn to the front as if to purl. Slip the last 3 stitches. Next row, do the same thing. Eventually it forms into a wonderful belt, nice and thick and the same on both sides. It made a great thick handle for my tote bag. It makes a great looking belt non felted.

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1



Got to try that! thanks!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!




It doesn't look like much for the first inch or 2, then suddenly it turns into a thing of wonder!

Anita

See my completed projects!
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=977585&uid=619962&members=1
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  4:41:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
I wrote out the instructions, will try it later! Thanks again!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
See my gallery: www.pagebypage.com/board/index.php
(In photo gallery pages, under S for Sarah Elizabeth)
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  4:41:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
I wrote out the instructions, will try it later! Thanks again!

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
See my gallery: www.pagebypage.com/board/index.php
(In photo gallery pages, under S for Sarah Elizabeth)
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ChelleC100
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Posted - 08/05/2003 :  07:40:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit ChelleC100's Homepage Send ChelleC100 a Private Message
Anita, Thanks so much for the suggestion of making a wider strap with i-cord. It just so happens I finished a rather LARGE knitting bag (called My Constant Companion) that is 15 inches wide and 10 inches high. Problem is, the pattern called for using two regular purse i-cords (knit with only 3 stitches) and even though I used 2 of these thin cords, it's not enough to support the weight of the bag with my knitting stuff in it! I'm afraid if I hold it that way, the holes will tear through the felting - and besides, it just looks bad/hangs badly that way.

So I was despairing over what to do when I read your post. I think I'll try the thicker strap and see if that's enough to hold the bag. Sure hope so! Chelle

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ChelleC100
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Posted - 08/05/2003 :  07:40:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit ChelleC100's Homepage Send ChelleC100 a Private Message
Anita, Thanks so much for the suggestion of making a wider strap with i-cord. It just so happens I finished a rather LARGE knitting bag (called My Constant Companion) that is 15 inches wide and 10 inches high. Problem is, the pattern called for using two regular purse i-cords (knit with only 3 stitches) and even though I used 2 of these thin cords, it's not enough to support the weight of the bag with my knitting stuff in it! I'm afraid if I hold it that way, the holes will tear through the felting - and besides, it just looks bad/hangs badly that way.

So I was despairing over what to do when I read your post. I think I'll try the thicker strap and see if that's enough to hold the bag. Sure hope so! Chelle

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indigirl
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Posted - 08/05/2003 :  08:34:32 AM  Show Profile Send indigirl a Private Message
Oh, I know what you mean! I adore felted icord! It actually inspired one of my designs... a felted purse with dreadlocks.

http://www.indiknits.com/gallery.html (click on the bag on the lower left corner).

I just finished a bag with an edging of two attached icords that attach and make a strap. I'm pretty happy with it too. :-)
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indigirl
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Posted - 08/05/2003 :  08:34:32 AM  Show Profile Send indigirl a Private Message
Oh, I know what you mean! I adore felted icord! It actually inspired one of my designs... a felted purse with dreadlocks.

http://www.indiknits.com/gallery.html (click on the bag on the lower left corner).

I just finished a bag with an edging of two attached icords that attach and make a strap. I'm pretty happy with it too. :-)
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/05/2003 :  2:49:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Just to clarify- you knit it with straight needles, right? I've got this great idea for a fringed tie belt, it would look sooo awesome with my long jean skirt!
Sarah

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
See my gallery: www.pagebypage.com/board/index.php
(In photo gallery pages, under S for Sarah Elizabeth)
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 08/05/2003 :  2:49:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Just to clarify- you knit it with straight needles, right? I've got this great idea for a fringed tie belt, it would look sooo awesome with my long jean skirt!
Sarah

S. Eliz.
Keep on knitting on!
See my gallery: www.pagebypage.com/board/index.php
(In photo gallery pages, under S for Sarah Elizabeth)
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