When casting on stitches in Rows 2, 3 and 4,
use Knitted Cast On.
Using 2 strands of MC held together and double-point
needles, CO 1 st.
Row 1: K 1.
Row 2: CO 1, k to end. 2 sts.
Row 3: CO 1, k to end. 3 sts.
Row 4: CO 1, k new st, [k1, m1] twice,
k1. 6 sts.
Divide sts evenly between three double-point
needles (2 sts on each needle) and join to begin
working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Place safety pin in work to indicate beginning
Rounds 1, 3, 5: K all sts.
Round 2: [K1, m1] to end. 12 sts.
Round 4: [K1, m1] to end. 24 sts.
Round 6: [K1, m1] to end. 48 sts.
Rounds 7 and 8: K all sts.
Note: Rounds 9 and 10 are worked
in Seed Stitch, to mark the border between the
bottom and side edges. If you prefer, these
rows may be worked in reverse stockinette stitch,
or any other stitch pattern you like!
Switch from double-point needles to circular
needle at this point, if desired.
Round 9: [K1, p1] to end.
Round 10: [P1, k1] to end.
K 3 rounds.
Eyelet Round: [Yo, k2tog] to end.
K 10 rounds.
Work Eyelet Round.
K 2 rounds.
Repeat these 14 rounds 4 times more.
Row 1 [RS]: K first 16 sts of next round onto
one double-point needle. Turn work. First point
will be worked back and forth on these 16 sts;
leave remaining sts on hold on needle(s).
*Row 2 [WS]: P to end.
Row 3 [RS]: Sl 1, k1, psso, k to last
2 sts, k2tog. 2 sts decreased.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 six times more.
2 sts remain.
Next Row [WS]: P2.
Next Row [RS]: K2tog. Break yarn, draw
through last st and pull tight.*
K next 16 sts onto a double-point needle,
and work from * to * as for first point.
Repeat for remaining 16 sts.
Using 1 strand of MC, CO 3 sts.
Work I-Cord for approx. 24 inches, or until
desired length. Cord is not felted.