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« on: August 17, 2009 04:12:16 PM »

i tried the solomon's knot with ok results.  i checked out several different tutorials online, but still don't think mine turned out just right.

two issues:
1. how do i get neater knots?  is it because of the ribbon style yarn i used?  overall it looked fine, but not only did the knots not look as neat as i'd like but the diamonds would snag & shift around.
2. my sides came out shorter than the middle.  how should i be doing my turns at the end of rows to get a nice rectangle?

if anyone has any input, or can point me to a good tutorial, online or in a book, i'd be grateful.  i really like the stitch & want to use it again.  i just want it to be neater.

« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009 05:36:55 PM »

It's not you. It's the yarn -- slippery little bugger. Solomon himself couldn't get that yarn to behave. At least, I couldn't, and I had two sticks to poke it with.

Personally, I like the irregular texture.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009 05:50:51 PM »

yay! thanks Grin 

i knew i had tried & tried & was doing it just the way all the tuts showed it.  i was hoping if i tried with a standard yarn it would work better.  now i can go into my next attempt with confidence. Wink

« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009 08:19:19 AM »

Also, it might be you are making the loops too long.  With such a slippery thin ribbon, I don't think you should be making a loop larger than 1/2" or 3/4".
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