Mikey shows you how to make a twisted knit stitch with a double wrapped string.
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In this demonstration we are going to be using only one string but actually doing a double wrap configuration. So, let’s start our string off with the slip knot. So, wrapping your strings around twice bringing the last one over the first, bring that one up pushing up with your finger and you have your first slip stitch. So, I am right handed. So, I'm going to be working in a counterclockwise position to start and if you are left handed, you're probably working on and going the other direction. Now you’re going to look for the nub. You can see it is in between two pegs because I am right handed and I'm going to working in counterclockwise. I want the peg on the one side of it.
So, there you go just like so. So, what we want to do is we want to do a double wrap and this creates a configuration where it creates very thick knitting that appeals to the audience. But then only one string in between whereas if you were to just wrap it once you’ll have a very thin look and a very loosey-goosey kind of hat. So, what all we need to do to do this effect is that when we go to the next peg. So, wrapping underneath so grab the material on the center of the ring pointing it through, go into the next peg, wrap and wrap, wrap it twice. So, wrap and wrap and go all away around the ring.
Now that you don’t want to go too tight or too loose, so wrap and wrap and the tension is something you will learn, wrap then wrap. So, this is a double wrap configuration. I’ve not seen this demonstrate ever before. This is just my way of showing you how to make a thicker quality hat using cheaper material by doubling up on the actual thing.
So, if you don’t have a lot of wool, this is a great way to make your stitching a little bit heavier using the same material. So, wrap and wrap. So, we’ve gone all the way. Your first peg only actually has one wrap in comparison. So, just pulling it to the outside here and just pull it nice and tight. Well, not too tight but what you want to do is move all this now down using your thumb and your fingers just to push it down halfway or you can go all the way but it is kind of waste of time because you eventually have to pull that back off when you go over to your next step anyway.
So just go halfway down and you know because, I have not let go of the actual string that is a pulling it there. So, now we’ve want to go around the ring again. Now we’re going to wrap and wrap so every time we go around a peg we’re going to wrap and wrap. You know some of this get close to the edge. It doesn’t really matter. You will be able to see that when you come back around anyway. So, wrap and wrap.
So, time wise this is probably the same as all the rest. There’s less set of time. You don’t have to create a separate ball of wool in order to wrap up your material to make it double the thickness on the exterior knot. We go right to the end so that all the pegs now have two and what we want to do is don’t pay attention to what I'm doing right now, pretend you didn’t that see happening. It is the first one to go over the edge and it’s the toughest. I'm using my thumb to provide it from flexing too much because I don’t want to snap off my actual peg but the first one in this particular kind of stitch is tough but if everyone gets loose.
You didn’t see me actually do that but what you want to do is you want to fasten this one into spot first because what is going to happen is if you start over here and you let this go, it’s going to unravel and you don’t want that happen. So, you want to start in a secure where you just finish it first. So, then it comes off. So, it doesn’t come off your ring. So, again it is your first one of it. So, it’s a little bit tough. You can see me probably growing and growing or at least hear it and I want to put my needle over and I want to use this thumb to kind of to keep that peg for really flexing too much because I don’t want to snap it and you want it direct it over the top.
So, in this particular there was only one on the bottom. So, what you want to do is just put your needle underneath the two and then just see how they are all loose now. The first one is always on the tough. So, just pulling it over and going over the edge. We already did that one because you want to suppose to see that but I didn’t. So, just keep going over and over so I'm working now in a clockwise position. The first round is kind of tough because we are starting your whole entire craft.
That’s just like crochets. The first one is always has burgle the chain. So, I would get in a habit of just pushing this back as you go around the ring. It just saves you time later. Just grabbing and pulling it over. I’ve seen all the rest of the tutorials here on YouTube and everybody is got their pegs sticking straight up. I just think it’s easier if you can pull and pull it down. And then when I put my needle and I kind of push it back up in the other side. So, I pull it out and pull it down up, in and then I used this needle and push up. It’s just a little stiff so it’s not kind of cooperating with me because it is the first line. So, down and up.
Now this one here, that kind of close together but if the laying is kind of crappy to see it but you can just pull it one apart and you can see where the other one is. So, it’s not a big deal as if it just wrap too tight or close together. Again it would take experience you will be able to see it a lot quicker.
And now the next one, they are all the way up to the top, you see? Now you will have to pull all the way down. So, it’s just good to always keep your ring. So, what we want to do is we want to push down again and we really should be pushing it down as we go. It just makes it a lot easier. So, now what we want to do is that we want to prevent a line of the seam of the craft going around and round and how we do that is that we’re going to go in all the way around but this is the starting peg. You can see that right there. So, you want to start. You don’t want to come back to this peg. You want to stop the one before it. So, let’s wrap and wrap and I'll explain it.
If you keep going o n the same peg and stopping and starting, it creates a loosey-goosey kind of seam and that seam is so obvious on your craft that actually really can destroy your craft. So, it’s best to always stop and start on a different peg and by only just switching it off one by one and now that you can probably see it here. You’ll see a little bit of the line on the one behind. It’s like right there and as time goes it will actually settle down and it will start you properly but if the line is always on the same spot, all the way around you’re going to have a line that looks really obvious and it looks really bad.
So, to avoid that when I'm coming all the way around and getting used to at my fingers like a pot that we have to pull off, well, closer to me so, I can continue to wrap and wrap. It’s that we’re almost back to the start. I can start it as right there. So, this is the first one that I wrap your arm but the start is actually the one before it and what I want to do is I just want to end on the one before that. So, I'm leaving this empty. So, we want to fasten this in the position and again it will be the hardest one of all of them. This tool is from Wal-Mart so you know what? They are not very good quality to be honest with you. So, if you snap it, you probably have to buy at homemade kit.
So, the first one is secure in. It’s not going to fall out and we’re just going to work our way back. So, every time you go around the ring and start, so this one then will become the start of the next around. So, we want to end the one before it, just like we did. So, we’ve just always want to keep ending and starting on a different peg when we go all the way around and this is the way to do one string and just with the double wraps.