First of all, some people were interested in a video on the loop-tatted ring technique as used in the Candlelight Snowflake (version with bugle beads).
|This is a second version of the snowflake which I showed over at In Tatters.|
Here I used three beads instead of bugle beads for the loop-tatted rings.
Small question for viewers of my videos: should I change to a white background? Is the red distracting too much?
And finally, I've been having a go at Catherine wheel joins. This is a lovely smooth join which looks really neat. I've not made patterns calling for it yet but I'm sure eventually it will be exactly the thing I need at a particular spot in a pattern.
On some of them you can hardly tell there's a join, don't you think? I love how it keeps a nice unbroken curve on the outside chain whilst still making a join. I don't plan on making a video for this technique because Yarnplayer has the perfect one! Until seeing her video, I couldn't get my head around this technique but her demonstration is very clear.
How about you? Have you used Catherine wheel joins before? And does anyone know WHY they are called that?
(Meanwhile of course, I'm not making much progress on the knitting!!)