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Such a good result from that last try, here's some more:
More experimenting with the 8G Shige Uchi "luxurious" braid. This time, I used a "WK KK KR WR" color pattern, doubling the yarn for a wider, thicker braid. This braid is very wide and thick, and super soft from the great bamboo/silk yarn I used, but very short. A nice experiment, though, and I don't think I messed up the pattern at all.
I just realized that although I got started by finding braiding patterns on people's web pages and blogs, I haven't really given anything back to the community that got me started braiding. Here's a movement diagram for Shige Uchi:
Note the asymmetrical movement in step one. Also, it's best not to let go of strand 4 after step 4. It's now strand 2 and is moved. If you let go of it, you might grab strand 1 out of habit.
2009.09.22 at 12:00am EDT
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