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DD's capris are almost done and I'm *dreading* making an i-cord drawstring! I'm curious about using a lucet--but it is any faster or easier? I saw something by Clover called a Wonder Knitter--what about that?<br>
Are there other options I should consider?
 

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I'm not sure what an "i-cord" is, but there are different ways to make one's own drawstrings.<br><br>
Simple braids can work, without any special tools. A simple crocheted chain works too.<br><br>
Lucets make a stronger cord, though darned if I know how to desribe it to you. A 2 horn lucet is easy to work with and makes a nice cord. If you want to be fancy, a 4 horn lucet can be used to make a 2 color cord.<br><br>
I suggest you find a website about them. I find it tricky to get started, but you've got it going, it moves along.
 

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Now that you got my attention<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><a href="http://www.woodedhamlet.com/needlework_tools/lucets.html" target="_blank">http://www.woodedhamlet.com/needlewo...ls/lucets.html</a><br><br>
Mine don't have handles. I think they're thinner too.<br><br><i>off to find some more links</i><br><br><a href="http://www.stringpage.com/lucet/lucet.html" target="_blank">http://www.stringpage.com/lucet/lucet.html</a><br><br>
This one has intructions!
 

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<a href="http://www.lucets.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lucets.com/</a><br><br>
For all I know now, since I've had them for years, one or both of mine came from this lady.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lady.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lady"><br><br>
And another one:<br><a href="http://lucettelady.50megs.com/" target="_blank">http://lucettelady.50megs.com/</a>
 

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Here's a great resource page for using a lucet and lots of other things too<br><br><a href="http://www.stringpage.com/index.html" target="_blank">Phiala's String Page</a>
 
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