(( Bracelets )) Flat Spiral Zolino
|Table of contents|
|1 - Introduction |
2 - Materials
3 - Step by Step
3.0 - Step 1
3.1 - Step 2
3.2 - Step 3
3.3 - Step 4
3.4 - Step 5
Here is a tutorial for the 'Flat Spiral Zolino' A picture of a prototype can be found here: https://www.friendship-bracelets.net/gallery.php?id=13901
The example in this tutorial has ten threads, about 70 to 75 inches, then knotted in the middle. I did it this way simply to keep it easy for the sake of the tutorial. You can and should use whatever starting method you choose.
Step by Step
The first step is to make 9 FK around the next 9 threads and leave the working thread hanging. Repeat for the next threads, reducing by one for each row. For reference see the first two steps of the Zolino tutorial, it is much the same!
For the next step you can rotate your work if is will make it easier, then make 9 BK around the next 9 threads, basically repeating the first part but with BK instead...
This step is also like the Zoilno but the key here is switching the direction of the knots (as shown in the Zolino tutorial)
Now turn back to the original position and repeat the above step: make 9 BK around the next 9, reducing for each row again...
Turn sideways again if necessary and make FK this time...
To create the spiraling effect you can use these steps to 'move' the shape in different directions. For the spiral there will be overlapping of previously knotted sections. I hope this makes sense! :-)
Below you can see how the bracelet spirals and overlaps the previously knotted portion. If you keep going it will stack(at bottom). Therefore if you want a flat spiral you will have to at some point change the direction of the knotting.
The image below shows how you can 'underlap' the work if you want to
And this one shows how it actually is overlapping :-)
Here is a picture of the 'stacker' mentioned above. This is the result if you just keep going without changing directions:
I would like to dedicate this tutorial to 'adblue' :-)
The original author of this tutorial is KnottyArtist09 but it was also edited by Stefan, Jeckle and Alicat.