Naturally, when I got home I had to try it out with some wool yarn. The weight from the small scissors was helpful. I did not have to pull the braid through the hole.
|Looking a bit like jellyfish tentacles. I used a small scissors to weight the braid as it goes through the hole in the middle of the white loom.|
|The looms were made from foam-core board.|
|the braid in progress. One at a time, the strands above and below trade places...|
|...when the strands are all in place, the horizontal strands trade places (crisscross) and the process begins again. The yellow-green horizontal strands are along the sides of the flat braid.|
On my way to the scout camp in Wisconsin, I stopped by Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, Minnesota. There is a new sculpture in front of the shop. He is adorable. I will have to bring the Humpty Ds with me next time so I can get a photo of them together.
|He is smiling and therefore must not be in any pain from his great fall.|