(( Patterns )) Multi-Colored Alpha Bracelets
|Table of contents||1. Introduct|
2. Simple 2-color alpha
3. Simple vertical string substitut
5. String substitut
6. Multiple letter strings
7. Combining the methods
This tutorial is supposed to teach you how to make multicolo
(See the tutorial Alpha/let
Simple 2-color alpha
Now, recall how to make alpha bracelets
What does the "down" arrow mean? If you are doing a row of forward knots, the "down" arrow means to do a backward knot. If you are doing a row of backward knots, the "down" arrow means to do a forward knot. It should be clear if you know how to do two-color
Simple vertical string substitut
Now, the task here was to make a pattern with more than 2 colors. We begin with the simplest case: arranging your "letter strings" or "base strings" in this order: light blue, red, green, dark blue, light blue. That will make this result:
This is the most simple version of multicolo
d color substitut ion
Now we are going to make things a little more difficult for us. The "backgroun
You can also do this without adding or removing any thread. Before you begin tying, replace the leftmost blue string with a yellow one. Replace the last (left most) knot on the second row with a forward-b
ion during tying
Now we have done two kinds of multicolo
Setup the strings as you want to make an ordinary bracelet with only blue squares (like the first example I made in this tutorial)
The method is simple. Just sneak in a yellow thread when it is time to make a yellow knot. Take a look at the image below.
Let's go through the steps, beginning on row 6 from right to left.Row 6
1. An orange knot is made with an ordinary forward knot to the left.
2. The orange string that you just used is brought aside. Instead, a yellow string is brought in. Use it to make forward knots onto the three blue strings in the middle.
3. Now it's time for an orange knot again. The yellow string is brought aside. Where is the orange string now again? It is way out to the right. Solution: just jump over the latest 3 yellow knots on the back of the bracelet to reach its home again. Make a left forward knot.
4. Make an ordinary right forward knot with the orange backgroun
5. Put the orange thread aside and bring in the yellow one again. Make a forward knot with the yellow thread.
6. Put the yellow string aside. Jump over the last knot with the orange string and make an orange forward knot.
7. Put the orange string aside again. Use the yellow thread and make a right forward knot.
8. Put the yellow string aside. Make an orange knot with the orange string.
The loose yellow thread needs to be fastened before it is introduce
There will also be loose strings when jumping here and there with the different strings. There is nothing to do really, and it does not matter if they hang a bit loose on the back of the bracelet.
In the tutorial, I talk about putting strings aside. What I mean is that the string should be pulled to the back of the bracelet (from you, not towards you). If you do the opposite, then the loose threads will be visible in the nice side of the bracelet, and that is not really the goal.
Multiple letter strings
The key thing about this method is replacing one letter string with several strings. In the example I will show you, I will add one blue with a blue string and a yellow one.
When the letter strings are two, it is very easy to choose between them when it is time to make a letter colored knot. In the image above, these knots are recognize
You can replace a string with three or even more other strings. The backside of this is that the bracelet can become thick and the knots may be deformed.
Combining the methods
The methods are usually combined to make it easier and to save string.
For this video fast forward until 3:00
I know her english is not perfect but the way it shows on the video is really clear
This video is extremely helpful! :)
The original author of this tutorial is Stefan, but it has also been edited by Foz, Gracie04, carson, Jeckle, iluvmyspud, Lovemenot, Darqflame, eternity26, Sareana, cupcakefriends, Whyknots, myanichole12, x3peacex3, Just_Ice, lorie, Dodadoo, ririttt, BeautyBracelets, k_marie, Kestrel, moderna2009 and Srch4Nvrland. The tutorial was last updated 14 days ago.