Yes, I am a little I-Cord obsessed tonight. I have been wanting to share some I-Cord info for a long time now, and today seemed like the perfect time. And if the three videos I made today weren't enough, I plan a video on using the Embellish Knit for making I-Cord in record time at some point in the near future. I decided that the Beaded, Spiral and this one were enough I-Cord lessons for one day though!
Usually, you will see instructions for I-Cord on Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or even circular needles. Maybe you only have straight needles, or "single pointed needles", if you will. Don't despair - you can still knit I-Cord on your straights!
Cast on the required number of stitches
Do not turn the work - instead, slip the stitches onto the other needle, so the working yarn is toward the back end of the needle, instead of near the tip as it would be if you were knitting normally.
Now, knit the stitches
Do not turn the work - simply slip the stitches back to your other needle as before. Knit the stitches again.
Keep knitting and slipping your stitches back to the empty needle until the cord is as long as you want it. Bind off as you normally would, snip the yarn and pull through the last stitch, weave in tails.
See, I told you it was easy!
Here is a video. Enjoy!