is worked in the round on two circular needles.
If you are unfamiliar with this technique, instructions
may be found here.
If you prefer, you may work using the "Magic
Loop" technique, or on double-point needles.
M1: Insert left needle, from
front to back, under the horizontal strand which
lies between the stitch just knit, and the following
stitch; then knit into the back of this loop.
1 stitch increased.
Crochet Cast On
Using waste yarn, work a crochet chain several
sts longer than the number of sts to be cast
on. Starting 1 or 2 sts in from end of chain
and using working yarn, pick up and k 1 st in
the back loop of each ch until the required
number of sts have been worked. Later, the chain
will be unraveled and the resulting live sts
Using a double-point needle, work as follows:
First Row: K all sts.
Next Row: Instead of turning work around
to work back on the WS, slide all sts to other
end of needle, switch needle back to your left
hand, bring yarn around back of work, and start
knitting the sts again. I-Cord is worked with
the RS facing at all times.
Repeat this row to form I-Cord. After a few
rows, work will begin to form a tube.
With RS of work facing and using cable or twisted
loop method, CO 3 sts. (Cast these new sts on
in addition to sts already on needle.)
Next Row: Using
a double-pointed needle, k2, ssk. (Last I-Cord
st has been worked together with first st on
needle.) Slide 3 sts just worked to other end
of a double-pointed needle and bring yarn around
back of work, ready to begin working the next
Repeat this row until all
sts have been worked except for the 3 I-Cord
Information about felting can be found here.