I don't usually post much about South Carolina Knit Inn. This is partly because the show already sells out in a week and because I've been in Maryland immediately after the show. While Cuddly Hubby does have a civilized man cave (now there's an oxymoron!), I much prefer to edit images and post from my own desktop computer.
I usually sign up for at least one class at Knit Inn. Because I'm teaching, I have to carefully pick a class that does not conflict with mine. This year I picked Michele Kessler's "Lessons in I-Cord" class. I'm already comfortable with I-cord and, in fact, had some applied i-cord swatches made up for my "Faux Crab Stitch" class. But it is also nice sometimes to see what other people are saying as a cross-check of myself. Or it can be nice to just take a couple hours and review a technique I haven't used in awhile or that I've been meaning to try.
Built-in I-cord (in other words, worked on the selvedge as you knit)
Applied I-cord (added as an edging after the fabric is made, but with the cord attached as it is constructed rather than sewing it on at the end)
Contrasting color applied I-cord (watch out for blips!)
Turning a corner in applied I-cord
Applying I-cord on top of I-cord
She also showed us off the swatch:
Michele is a delightful, enthusiastic teacher. She had lots of sample garments, so we could see how I-cord could be used to enliven projects such as blankets or sweaters. This is both a teacher and a class I can recommend.