I don't know if this will help or not, but here goes. Cast on five stiches (or however many your pattern calls for) on double points. Slide the stitches to the other end of the needle so that your yarn is on the left hand side and the stitches are facing you. Knit the next row starting with the stitch on the right tip of the left needle (like you normally would), but the yarn coming off of the left side. You will need to pull the first one or two really tight. The first couple or rows will look really bizarre and wrong, but it all begins to take shape in the fifth row. Keep knitting with the first stitch on the right tip of the left needle and the yarn coming off on the left side of that needle. As you knit, the yarn will pull that gap shut coupled with the normal roll of stockinette. Hope that helps?
This is the description I've been looking at and still can't figure out how to do the icords. Did you get this from SnB?
Anyone else got some pointers for me? I'm able to cast on and knit the first row with no problem
it's the next part that has got me confused.