20 sts and 26 rows = 4" in stocking st.
Approx. 4" in diameter
With A, work 5 rnds.
With B, work 5 rnds.
These 10 rnds form Stripe Pat.
Knitting Spool Version
Note: To change colors the first time, pull end of new color though center of Knitting Spool. Do not cut previous color. Work as usual, keeping color not in use in center of Knitting Spool. To change colors each subsequent time, drop old color and work with new color, continuing to keep color not in use in center of spool.
Pull end of A through the center of Knitting Spool, leaving a 4" tail. Wrap working end of yarn around each peg in a counter-clockwise direction. Once all pegs have been wrapped, work in a clockwise direction, holding yarn around outer edge of next peg. With Knitting Spool hook, lift lower loop up over yarn and over peg. Cont in this manner until each peg has been worked once – one rnd is now complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, work until Cord measures approx. 35" long ending with 5 rnds of B. To cast off, *take last stitch worked and place it on peg to left of it. Lift the bottom stitch over this stitch. Rep from * until 1 st remains. Cut yarn leaving a length of yarn 25" long. Pass the end through the last loop and pull firmly.
With A and pair of double-pointed knitting needles, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: K4. Slide sts to other end of needle. Do not turn.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep last row for i-cord until work measures approx. 35", ending with 5 rnds of of B.
Cast off leaving a length of yarn 25" long.
Both Versions: Finishing: Beg with cast off end, coil the cord into circular shape as shown in picture and sew tog with yarn end using whipstitch.