16 String Braid

Wanted to try the 16 strand version of the edo yatsu again, and wanted to try out this stringy hemp yarn again, so it was time for this braid. The weave came out really uneven. Maybe the yarn is too stiff for this braid?


Braid #69, in hemp yarn

The braid is aggressively hollow, though. If you push a length together and untwist a little, the whole weave opens up like basketry. The stiffness of the yarn keeps the braid mostly ound, but it collapses if you push on it. If I did this braid again but with a brightly colored core, I bet the pressure from the inside would even out the weave a bit, and it would be quite eye-catching.

2009.11.11 at 12:00am EST