(( Bracelets )) Sleeping Tikis
I don't know what this pattern is, I've seen it called Carnival, but I couldn't find any instructions. It looks like sleeping tikis to me, but it could also be 'shaded medallions' or peacock feathers. This bracelet is very stunning if you do a gradual 'fade', like white through purple to black or yellow through green to blue.
Materials and Set Up
16 strings, 2 each of 8 colors OR
8 strings, 1 of each color, folded in half
Begin your bracelet how you like. I'm using a Chinese Staircase Buckle.
Set Up for Step 1A:1234567887654321 where 2 is 'lightest' and 1 is 'darkest'. The first 'face' will be in colors 2, 3, and 4.
Set Up for Step 1B(Chevron): 1283746556473821
I'm doing a rainbow. Tie fks when working L to R and tie bks when going R to L.
Step by Step
Take both color 1s and tie towards center, then tie them together then do the same with color 2.
You can also start like a regular chevron, until you have complete stripes of colors 1 and 2
Now take color 3 and tie over the next six strings on both sides, do not tie over color 2.
Color 4 gets tied over five strings
and then back over those same five strings.
Pick up color 3 and go back over five strings, do NOT tie over color 4!
Pick up color 2 and tie over the next five strings, do not tie over color 3 and 4.
Tie the two color 1s together.
Pick up color 2 and work back over the same five strings, color 1, and tie them together.
Color 3 gets tied over six strings, and tied together.
Pick up color 4 and go back to Step 3. See the face?
Repeat Steps 2-9, working through each color, until desired length, ending with Step 2.
The original author of this tutorial is prpldrgnfr but it was also edited by k_marie, Fond_Of_Owls, Alicat, AB_cullen and kleinevos.