Mikey shows you how to make a twisted knit stitch using three strings together.
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How to Make a Twisted Knit Stitch Using Three Strings as One
Now in order to make this three string go around on that loop. We are going to be using the Twisted Knit stitch. It’s the easiest stitch of all of them. It requires less handling than all of them as well. So let’s start our art material and you going to grab it in your hand and all the three string at one time and you going to wrap it twice just like it so. And we are creating a slip knot. So I’m holding it down right on my thumb. So were just take the back part put it over the front. Grab the second one and then push up with your finger and you will have your first knot. This is your slip knot.
And what you want to do is you want to look at your ring and you’re going to be looking for the nub. And I’m a right handed, so I’m going to be working toward that direction. If you are left handed, you might want to start on this side and go to the other direction. So you’re just going to put it on there and just pull it tight. And if you are doing a hat, I won’t worry about any strings leaving at this point but we’ll worry about that and later on in the craft.
This is just a demonstration on how to start your craft. So what you want to do is you want to come in to interior of the ring and then pull it to the next available, wrap it and then come back into the center of the ring and then go the next one and wrap it. And because your material grows on the inside, you want where it’s connecting in between each peg to be on the inside of the ring. So we want you to just keep wrapping in the same configuration. And it doesn’t matter if these strings are all twist up like this. And this is what gives at the random look.
And if you notice with my right hand, I’m the kind of just and like a pad of wheel I’m just kind of using my thumb and pulling it toward me as I’m wrapping it. And I would normally do this on my wrapping art table and I’ve already explained that before. So continuing a pinwheel art in a pad wheel kind of towards you, it just continues to wrap and wrap. And you don’t want this to be too tight. So were back at the start. So you’re going to hold this string tight because if you let it go, what’s going to happen is that it’s going to go all over the place.
So we want it just go through your ring and we want it push down. And if you wanted to wrap it, I just find it’s a little bit easier to just worry about pushing it down in this step instead of just pushing it down as I go. So what we want to do now is just go around the ring, yet again, okay. So looking from this angle because this is how I look at it is if I on my lap. This is how it came out into the center of the ring like I did before coming up into the next pegs. So, we just want it continue again like a pad of wheel using your thumb to going to pull the ring around in the circle.
And again, normally this would be sitting on my lap I would use my lap to help support this ring because this ring is so small. It’s easy just to hold it in my hand just likes so. And again, you can see the strings on the actual pegs that are in a random color formation. And you want that if you are using different colors like this because if you wanted to set colors, then you would use that ring. So, what we want to do is that we want to come around and we want to pull it toward the outside of the ring now. And what we need to do and I’m going to just, never mind this demonstration, what I’m going to do. I’m going to pull one of these back. If and this is why I’m going to explain to you. Don’t worry about what I just did there. If I start on this side, okay. And I fold it over, what’s going to happen is as soon as I let this go, it’s going to unwrap.
So the secret to doing this thing is that we were going to be working counter clock or were going to be working clockwise. So this is where you come up out of the ring. So what you want to do is just go in and grab that from the top just like so, okay. Pull it over and this one will be the hardest one to pull over because it is your starting of the circle. But you don’t want to put so much pressure on it that you’re going to break your peg. Okay. So, you just pull that over. This is a twisted knit stitch. And in most every other tutorial, we work with the rings are showing at the working point up but I like to work with the points down. So what I wanted to do is just work clockwise coming back around.
Now, what’s going to happen here ladies and gentleman is that your hat is going to look it has line in it. And this is where I already did that other one. So were just going to work in a complete circle. And what’s going to happen here is that in this hat here, do you see how it’s all kind of loosey-goosey right here? See how it’s all kind of loose just right there. And what’s happen here is that every time I’ve gone around the ring, I have stop and I have start at the exact identical place. So, what I’ve decided to do in order to just stop that loosey-goosey look, because it actually over an actual hat, you’ll actually see it quite distinctively. So the rest of the hats that I had, and you can probably see it in this configuration, do you see how there’s a little bit of a shadow casted right there? That’s because every time I stop, I was in a different location. So, as we continue to go around the ring, what we want do is we want to stop the second one before it starts over again.
And why are we doing that? Because the simple fact is that if you keep starting at the same point all the time, you’re going to end up with the loosey-goosey. At least if you change the location by just one peg, you will never have any loosey-goosey spots. You might have that line that will eventually stretch out of that hat but it’s a lot better than having a whole section running down the side of the hat that looks all loose. So we’re just working our way around and you notice how going to pushing back with my thumb as I’m going along. So it doesn’t picking up and over. Okay. So we have no more to push over so we’re obviously back at the start. So when I go to wrap this, remember I just said that I don’t want to end back here, Okay.
I don’t wan to end in the spot right before it because that’s where I was already. So what I want to do is that I’m starting here and I want to finish the second one over. So let’s wrap it again. So we wrap it counter clockwise like we did before. Again, using your thumb to pad a wheel it, and if it starts to untangle, make sure that you got fingers underneath to stop it from untangling all the way, if it starts to unravel on your back. Okay so, what I want to do is that I don’t want to go to the final one there. I want to stay one back and that allows it to go. So, when I go to wrap this again, I’m going to be staying one back. So, they’re stopping and starting. So, what I want to is I want to just take that one where I just stop and put it over and this prevents this material from unwrapping from the ring and that’s exactly why you want to do that. So, once you get that, if felt like going counter clockwise again, you can just keep going in this configuration but I find it’s just easier just to continue to roll it back in your hand. And that is how you would use three strings as one going around the ring. And this will create that effect of that huge adult hat that is in the background, really nice think knitting and very, very warm, really tight on the head and it’s certainly one of my favorites.