- i put a pic. on the groups photo page its called netting. i'm
looking for any info. help i can find on this knot or braid what
every the case is.
If you manage to get a line on this one at all, I would appreciate
you forwarding any details !!.
About a year ago I purchased a 'mexican hammock' for my daughter,
which uses a very similar type of knot (weave?). The major
difference, is that each 'line' is separate (rather than paired), and
after each 'crossover', goes over 2, under 2 before crossing over in
the opposite direction.
The materials are also a bit lighter ! - the support strings at each
end are less than 0.5 mm diameter - but to make up for it, there are
about 400 of them at each end !!. The material for the body is
cotton, about the diameter of knitting cotton (if you have such a
thing in your part of the world).
It is very comfortable to lie in, and holds 2 adults comfortably. The
weave opens up and closes up and reverts back to being even whenever
it has the chance. The comfort probably comes from not having a fixed
I have been intrigued by the weave ever since I had to make a couple
of repairs - following the weave is not easy once individual strands
had been broken. I haven't been able to find out how it is made
either - I suspect a jig to hold the uncompleted section whilst a new
row is 'knitted' (or knotted or netted?) on is important. Given the
sheer size of mine, and the amount of material needed, it must have
been machine made - I would very much like to see the machine that
made it though!!.
So, if you manage to come across anything, please pass the info on
and put me out of my misery !.
--- In email@example.com, "knotthis" <knotthis@a...> wrote:
> i put a pic. on the groups photo page its called netting. i'm
> looking for any info. help i can find on this knot or braid what
> every the case is.