|Advanced beginner design, interpreted from one of the Japanese books. Originally posted 2001; contributed by Ginny T.|
|Materials: 23 cm circum mari, wrapped in navy.
Pearl Cotton #5 in white and 4 shades of green; medium gold metallic thread.
Divide and mark a Simple 8 with gold metallic thread.
|On each marking line, locate points A and B, which are 1/4 and 1/2 the distance between the pole and the obi. Locate in both the North and South hemispheres. Work a spindle - enter at A, turn the ball upside down so that B is pointing North, take a stitch, turn the ball so A is pointing North, take a stitch, turn so B is North and stitch, etc. - until the polar end of each spindle approaches the pole. The upper edges of the sides will begin to abut. Work this on each marking line in each hemisphere.|
|To work the center section, locate the points shown, over a set of four consecutive marker lines. 1-4 back to 4, repeat around the ball; A-D back to A; a-d back to a; w-z back to z. Place a set of keeper pins on each line at the obi. Work a double-ended (sakasa) uwagake chidori, crossing the threads at the obi allowing the keeper pins to hold them. Work each set one at a time, moving to the right one marker thread. This will create a woven pattern to all of the threads. Work three or four rounds as you desire. To finish, work tack stitches over the crossed thread bundles at each marking line.|
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