The flags sat around for nearly 5 months waiting for me to learn how to pick up stitches and be able to finish it the way I wanted. Eventually I just admitted that to learn the technique I would have to actually try the technique. I learned to pick up stitches and relearned how to cast on at the end of the row so I could make the cord the way I wanted. And what do you know, it was easy after all. And now I have pretty rainbow bunting that makes me happy to look at. I am never too old for rainbows.
(tutorial from here)