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(( Bracelets )) Kumihimo - Odd Number of Strings/ Overlap Technique

Table of contents
1. Introduction
2. Materials
3. Step by Step
    3.1. Step 1
    3.2. Step 2
    3.3. Step 3
    3.4. Step 4
    3.5. Step 5


So, I just recently learned how to make this cool bracelet, and wanted to share it with you guys.
It's basically the exact same as the flat diagonal stripe knot, except round shaped. This is the finished result:


For this tutorial, you will need scissors, a cardboard circular loom, and seven strands of embroidery floss, each about a foot and a half long.

Step by Step

Step 1

[p]First, if you don't already know how to, you will need to make the loom. All you have to do is cut out a circle out of cardboard, cut eight slits around the sides, and poke a hole in the middle.

Step 2

Second, cut seven strands of string, and tie them at the end with a granny knot. Then push this through the hole of the loom. Now put each strand through a slit in the cardboard. There will be ONE slit leftover.

Step 3

Now that you've set up the loom, we will begin weaving. This is where the empty slit comes in. First, take the strand THREE slots away from the empty slit. In this example, it would be the purple strand. Slip this strand into the empty space.

Step 4

Once again, take the strand that's THREE slots away from the new empty space. In this example, it would be the red strand. Slip this strand into the empty space.

Step 5

[p]Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you've made a bracelet. Make sure to comb through the strands to keep them from tangling. You will soon start to see a bracelet in the making through the bottom.


The original author of this tutorial is soaring, but it has also been edited by Foz, crazycoltsfan, AutumnRane, Alicat and kleinevos. The tutorial was last updated 4 years ago.

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