Really, there is something about I-cord! It makes an extremely clean finish, often very elegant. (That’s the love part.) And it takes absolutely forever to knit – therefore the hate. It’s easy – but it’s boring.
Here’s where mine is right now. I’ve finished the squares – hooray! And I’ve started the border. I’m not positive I like it. It’s a clever double I-cord knit in one as follows:
Working on 7 stitches. Row 1: K4, move yarn to front, slip 3 purlwise. Turn.
Row 2: K4, move yarn to front, slip 3 purlwise, pick up and purl one stitch from wrong side.
Row 3: K2tog, K3, move yarn to front, slip 3 purlwise.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach a corner – then figure out what to do there.
I think it’s worth keeping going on for a greater distance, because I think it may well work out great in the end. But the end is quite a ways off. I always forget how slow I am with I-cord!