Beginner Basics: Knitting I-Cord
To make i-cord, use double-pointed needles and cast on a few stitches. Most i-cord is done on 3 or 4 stitches, but you can use more.
1. Knit all the stitches, but do not turn. Instead, slide the stitches to the other end of the double pointed needle, and knit them again. Repeat until the cord is as long as necessary.
2. This photo shows the wrong side of the work, so you can see how the working yarn is pulled across the stitches. As you continue knitting, the stitches will turn into a round cord, although you may need to work a few inches before this happens. Give the cord a firm downward tug to help close the small gap on the back of the cord.