2470Re: [Paternosters] fingerloop or other tube braid
- Feb 23, 2014Thanks, I gave that one a try, the 5 strand, and the simple 4 strand in worsted yarn to get a feel. Now to move to super skinny silk and see who wins. :-)
From: Chris Laning <claning@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Paternosters] fingerloop or other tube braid
On Feb 21, 2014, at 2:35 PM, FV/Rafaella wrote:
> Hi. What's the clever 8-strand braid?
> From: Chris Laning <claning@...>
> To: Paternosters@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 6:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [Paternosters] fingerloop or other tube braid
> Greetings back!
> The website http://fingerloop.org has good instructions for several simple braids and some more complex ones as well.
> There is a 5-strand fingerloop raid that is quite simple to do and is usually described as "square", but it does produce a nice solid cord. I've used it for a couple of paternosters. Braided cords seem, from my limited data, to hold up much better in wear than plain silk twist: the problem for me is making time to do them since I find it very boring ;)
> There is also a very clever 8-strand round braid that can be done by one person and comes out looking like a twisted cord -- but it isn't!
Oops, sorry. I tried to respond but forgot to paste in the link.
It's #8, "A lace bend rounde of 8 bowes -- c. 1475" here:
O Chris Laning <claning@...> - Davis, California
+ http://paternoster-row.org - http://www.ravelry.com/stores/medievalknitting
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