Re: [kumi2] Kiku Kara II on a disk
- Su Read wrote:
> After Elliott posted about kyo kara gumi a couple of weeks back,The tension in this braid is tricky, even on a marudai.
> I decided to have a go at kiku kara II (From Comprehensive
> Treatise I) on a disk.
> I think my first mistake was not doing it on a marudai first to
> get a feel for the braid - the tension isn't working right at
> the moment, and I have nothing to compare it to.
When strands are crossing back and forth through the center you
need to slide the strands toward the center of the braid, and for
the outer threads this can need quite a bit of tugging.
The main advice is to pay a lot of attention to which moves are
making which stitches in the braid, figure out which stitches are
too loose, and tighten during those steps.
But don't over tighten, especially during the outer stitches, or
the braid will pucker! It's a tough balance. I usually wind up
over tightening slightly, then working the pucker back and forth
at the end of each run through the pattern until it mostly
Elliott C. Evans