Karabitsu Braids

We use the "water karabitsu" quite a bit during the year to haul feast gear and other items to SCA events. As a consequence the decorative cords I bought for it were getting a bit ratty. Luckily, I now know how to make nicer ones.

Rectangular braid in blue chunky yarn

Round braid in blue chunky yarn

Both of these are made with a chunky acrylic yarn, so they won't mind getting wet, and are nice and soft. The rectangular braid uses that hira yatsu pattern. The round braid uses that old standby, the edo yatsu pattern, with a core of nylon rope, for strength.

2011.05.04 at 12:00am EDT