Using a Lucet
Lucets are medieval cord making tools that are ready for lots of modern creativity. Lucet cords resemble knitted i-cords, however, since they are made by knotting yarn rather than knitting- the lucet cords are much stronger.
These Lucets are all locally handmade by our friends at Wool Tree Mill. Not only are they handmade with fine American hardwoods, but Wool Tree Mill experimented and perfected the size and shape of the lucets- so these particular tools are specifically designed to make your cord making experience easy, fun, and enchanting.
There are endless possibilities for your lucet cords. Laces, drawstrings, braids, bracelets, and necklaces are all great choices- but I have also seen lucet cords tied into beautiful knots and used as buttons, and sewn onto finished knits as a lovely clean trim. You can use a variegated or self-striping yarn to make your cords colorful, and different weights of yarn can change the size of your cord. Play around! Have fun! Create something unique and share your work with us.
When you purchase your Wool Tree Mill Lucet, you also get instructions with step-by-step images. Nonetheless, I'm well aware that everyone learns differently- and some people need to watch the technique in action. I created this short video to show you how to start, knot, and finish your cords. In this video, I used the silk & wool blend Magnolia to make the cord.