Phone Cord DIY with Knotted Wrapped Yarn | Summer Knit Series

Phone Cord DIY with Knotted Wrapped Yarn | Summer Knit Series

How to make custom yarn wrapped computer cords
with yarn using the Chinese Staircase knotting method. Hi, Guys! I’m Kristen and welcome
to Studio Knit! We are going to solve the problem of the cords that get tangled for
iPhones, and iPads, and laptop computers. With Back to School time, many of you are
going back to college, in your dorms, and there are just cords everywhere. There are
also open doors and people everywhere. And these cords are not cheap. So, I found a solution.
And the solution, of course, is in Yarn! We are going to simply knot yarn around our cord.
It will both help distinguish it as being your own, and it will also prevent it from
wanting to tangle in on itself. The materials we will use are scissors, tape, yarn… and
your color choice is TOTALLY OPTIONAL. And your cord! To begin, select the first yarn
color and how much yarn you start with is totally up to you. I’m doing about three feet
right here. And we are going to find the middle of our yarn, right where the half-point is.
Now, taking our cord, I’m going to just go ahead and disconnect the plug here, and I’m
going to lay my cord down on my surface. And using my tape, I will tape it securely down.
Now, at the mid-way of your yarn, go ahead and simply tie a knot at the top of your cord.
Now with the two sides of our yarn, we first start with the right side and we take it under
the cord and we make sure that it stays on the right side there. And we take our end
over the left side. So now we’re going to take the left side of our yarn, it’s going
to go over the cord and under the yarn on the right side. Now, taking the two ends,
we just lightly pull them to fasten around our cord. Okay, let’s do this again. So, we
have our right side, it goes under the cord. And your end is going to go over the left
yarn. Alright, now our left yarn goes over the cord and it goes under our yarn, just
like that. Awesome! Now, we just lightly pull it together and our Chinese Staircase Knot
is beginning to be formed. We’re going under the cord, and over the yarn. And over the
cord, under the yarn, and we pull it through. There we go! So, we just continue this process
all the way down our cord. And here is how it’s shaping up. You can keep your staircase
nice and straight just like this, or if you’d like, you can go ahead and twist it. And sometimes
it twists naturally on itself, as well. Go ahead and take your next color, for me it’s
white and simply start out by tying a knot and I like to do it over that first yarn color,
so that there’s a little bit of an overlap. And you can either cut that first yarn right
now, or you can do a few like I am right here where you’re actually going to tie your knot
with that first yarn color, close to your cord. So, you’re sort of knotting right over
that first yarn color. And you just continue along with this process and I am selecting
my colors based on the colors of hearts that I received while I was Periscoping today.
So, my first heart was orange, and then I didn’t get any hearts, so that’s what the
white represents. I got some blues, greens, some purples, some brown, etc. And once you’re
at the end, just simply go ahead and knot your yarn and cut it off and you are DONE!
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  • Ivey Luo

    August 10, 2015

    This helped me a BUNCH!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Artemis Night Huntress

    August 10, 2015

    Your videos are awesome I really like the stitches you do.

  • Isabella red

    August 10, 2015

    This is so clever ! Thank you x

  • Helen AKA Thedollyworlduniverse

    August 10, 2015

    Clever indeed!! And i was just using washi tape to decorate mine. Will be doing this in the future!

  • Olga-NF

    August 10, 2015

    Идея замечательная! Спасибо!

  • Valerie MG

    August 14, 2015

    Heyyy Kristin! you posted last week the video of baby booties, is it possible you make a video of how to knit socks, I really want to make a pair for my husband but can't find a simple video to do so. it would so SO AWESOME if you can!!!! #yourethebest 🙂

  • Aaron Barclay

    September 5, 2015

    I made this for my phone wire and it has a cool and stylish look, plus it doesn't tangle up too. Thx @studioknit +studioknit

  • Hajiera Abdallah

    November 28, 2015

    wow this video helped me a lot (:

  • Christine Fisseha

    August 13, 2016

    would this help from the breakage of the cords ?

  • ashley den

    October 24, 2016

    nice idea but why can't we do simple knot

  • Alena Jefferson

    January 2, 2017

    Is it tight? like is it likely to fall off? the string?

  • Bsant Rgab

    January 16, 2017

    جميلة جدا

  • Niharika

    January 28, 2017

    Actually easy and simple and perfect

  • Amber V

    March 4, 2017

    what an elegant combination of ancient and modern technology…. i'm not high.

  • Julia Crislip

    March 19, 2017

    Thank you this helped me sooooo much!

  • Raz Albishi

    April 6, 2017

    I love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • sonal shah

    April 25, 2017

    how to use 2 colors 2gether

  • Magdalena Guinumtad

    May 8, 2017

    this is so very helpfull

  • OT. Salvador

    May 12, 2017

    so cool

  • izzo a

    May 13, 2017

    I'm making this for my mom for Mother's Day!! Thank you so much for this video!!

  • Jimmy DoesStuff

    May 20, 2017

    amazing; thank you for showing me how to do this.

  • TorridGamerHD

    June 4, 2017

    I wonder if I can make money doing this?🤔

  • _Kayla_99

    June 10, 2017

    ummm…. it did'nt go so well!

  • phoenix gorlick

    June 11, 2017

    phone case

  • Hector Ramirez

    June 28, 2017

    Thank you so much for making this!!!!

  • Jessica Wallhauser

    July 3, 2017

    awesome video! great life hack it really helped me thanks 😊

  • wondernerd

    July 7, 2017

    I was the 666 like can this comment get at least 6 likes for that

  • Julia Fraser

    July 23, 2017

    This is the best!!!!XD

  • aniyah the boss

    July 27, 2017

    Love this thx

  • Selected Free

    September 1, 2017

    Will it stragthen the the cord to?

  • Jeslyn

    October 10, 2017


  • Deep ocean

    October 15, 2017

    I just finished doing this for my headphones and I really love how it turned out. It looks like a unicorn because the colors I used are pastel pink, pastel violet and pastel blue 💕

  • Pragya Chatterjee

    October 27, 2017

    I did this to my phone charger…it looks awesome.

  • Michelle Hoover

    November 26, 2017

    does this prevent cord movement for other phone cords, other than iPhones>?

  • Moee Turbin

    May 12, 2018

    Very thorough tutorial; I appreciate both the visual and clear explanation.

  • Billcash_23 Wow

    August 15, 2018

    Best vid ever

  • Vher Zabala

    August 18, 2018

    Can you make a video that can remove

  • x

    August 28, 2018

    Thank you soo much, your method of teaching really helped me and I can't wait to finish my chords!!

  • Rimple Kaur

    September 19, 2018

    Thankyou soo much this helped me allot

  • Azalea Zaha

    November 22, 2018

    Short and helpful! Thank you!

  • Heather Price

    January 27, 2019

    I looked everywhere for a video showing me how to do this, I should have known you would have a video and that i would pick it up in a flash from you!

  • you like krabby patties don't you sqyidward

    February 24, 2019

    I'm doing it right now. It is a lot of work, but it looks awesome.

  • Sanskruti Tarate

    March 3, 2019


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    March 17, 2019


  • Marisa Rouillon

    November 5, 2019

    hello Studio Knit How are you? What kind of size of yarn to that?

  • Celtics Chick

    November 6, 2019

    you are a genius! 😱❤️

  • Joanna Linnapuomi

    November 9, 2019

    This looked reaallyyy cool with my rainbow yarn 💗


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