I’m just finishing a babies bonnet (Lilacs for Lila). There seems to be three ways Ravelers are adding ties to this bonnet:
- I-cord tied attached to the chin
- I-cord for one tie, followed by attached i-cord around the neck of the bonnet then i-cord for the second tie
Looking at the edge of the bonnet, it’s a little untidy so it’s an applied i-cord for me and another new technique. I can’t quite believe how many slightly different techniques there are to add an applied i-cord to an edge. I started by looking at The Purl Bee tutorial and after a few false starts I got going. Checking my work it looks like I’ve put the i-cord on the wrong way round (oops) but I quite like the little bumps on the outside as it adds a little interest. Another oops by the way is that I’ve lost a needle while doing this … how does a knitting needle disappear into thin air when you haven’t moved from the sofa for more than an hour???
There’s plenty of videos available demonstrating how to do this. A nice clear one is from Berroco Yarn