A number of craft and online resource sites provide instructions for knitting an i-cord. These include about.com, learntoknit.lionbrand.com and craftsy.com. These sites provide step-by-step instructions along with photographs of completed i-cords. About.com and craftsy.com also suggest different ways of using i-cords.
An i-cord, also known as idiot cord, is a knitting stitch that produces a long three-dimensional piece of work with a rope effect. It is commonly used to create bag straps, belts and garment ties. It can also be used to bind off work, giving a thicker edge than traditional casting off methods. An i-cord is created using a pair of double-pointed knitting needles.