Judy Laning is here working this week on plaited braid. We choose one of the jacket fronts to work on. She started Monday and worked one whole coil of plaited braid. Then she started on the second one.
That is when the questions started. Some of the coils start from another coil in a very shallow angle and some at a very deep angle. So the question was how to do that very tapered area. And do we start there or from the base of the flower and then finish and taper at the end. A great excuse to open up the photos and look into it. The plaited braid forms a “V” and so you can see where the coil was started and where it ended. We fired up the computer and started going coil to coil. Towards the flower, away from the flower, away from the flower, towards the flower….
We had our answer. Where you start the plaited braid didn’t matter. So either at the coil base or at the flower, which ever was easier and allowed the tapered coils to be worked. I have included pictures of both types of intersections of the coils and how Judy worked them. She is doing lovely work.