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« on: February 20, 2011 10:53:35 AM »


Hi,

I'm working on this 4-braid scarf, and am unsure of the best way to secure the bands. 


Do I need to stitch along the entire length of each line of contact?  Or should I tack every few inches? Or run a stitch through the width of all four bands every couple of inches?

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011 04:28:01 PM »

Before I answer; it would help to see the ends. But, since I can't see it right now:
If you had lengths of yarn, you could knot two or 3 strands together, all across, then do another row or 2 of knots, the same way, but using the strands from the row above the second split apart. Do you get what I mean? This will secure everything in a netting of 2-3 rows of knots. If the ends are blunt, you could still do this by adding a longish fringe.
  Make the fringe with double lengths of yarn, a little more than you want  finished length;sew thru with a yarn needle, then knot as I said. Or you could use a crochet hook and loop them that way. Then trim the fringe all even to have a nice finish.
   OR, I would prefer to see you sew the pieces together by hand, running inside all the cords, to hide the thread as much as possible. Make sure to go over it a few times. Sewing on top with a sewing machine will spoil the finish, in my opinion, and tends to flatten things out. It is best to weave your needle inside the cords, keeping the stitches invisible.
  Hope this helps!
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