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ficklephonebug
« on: October 12, 2010 03:55:37 PM »

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After you measure and cut the length of tubing you determine is right for your project....

Use a knobby knitter and the pick, knit 4 rounds, insert a piece of clear plastic tubing, or cotton cord in the center.  Using the yarn tail that dangles from the bottom of the knobby knitter tube, pull down gently after every 2 or 3 rounds to progress the work. Keep knitting rounds until you come to the end of the tubing.  Do 5 more rounds, and bind off by picking up the loops one by one. 

Attach to your bag or purse.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010 05:57:07 PM »

That's a great tip for doing purse knit purse handles!  I assume you could also hand knit an icord and stick the tube in that way?
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010 06:05:16 PM »

Wow - this is a really clever idea. I saw the tube knitters at the craft store and was thinking bunting? very skinny snakes? But your solution is the best! And know I know what they are for  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010 10:54:08 AM »

Thank you  striker923 and  lightninglisa  :-)

striker923,
I've never tried to knit the I-cord first to tell ya the truth.  But I have tried to adjust the ends afterwards, and the circular knitting kinda grabs the tubing, and won't budge.  But now, I'm curious so I will have to try it, lol

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010 11:07:26 AM »

Thank you  striker923 and  lightninglisa  :-)

striker923,
I've never tried to knit the I-cord first to tell ya the truth.  But I have tried to adjust the ends afterwards, and the circular knitting kinda grabs the tubing, and won't budge.  But now, I'm curious so I will have to try it, lol



Yea, I was just curious because I don't really have one of those cool loom thingies (and also don't mind hand knitting icord...makes for some great TV knitting!)
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ficklephonebug
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010 07:18:39 PM »

Here's a link that tells how to make one, :-)

Personally, I would use a drill bit and make the center hole a little bigger.

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/kids/corker.shtml
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010 01:43:16 PM »

Here's a link that tells how to make one, :-)

Personally, I would use a drill bit and make the center hole a little bigger.

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/kids/corker.shtml

That's a really neat tutorial and it actually looks pretty easy! Thanks for sharing! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010 10:28:39 AM »

You're Welcome Striker923   :-)
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010 01:43:29 AM »

Wow - this is a really clever idea. I saw the tube knitters at the craft store and was thinking bunting? very skinny snakes? But your solution is the best! And know I know what they are for  Cheesy

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and haa, this is a wonderfully inspiring topic, even if i'm not gonna buy that particular apparatus, i was thinking i-cording it like the first commenter. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010 02:21:34 AM »

Best offer I've had all day, thanks Smiley   Hand knitting it would work too, I just have a love for gadgets, can't help it.
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