|Intermediate design. Personal
composition from Joan Z. Originally posted 2005
|Materials: 25cm mari, wrapped in
white. #5 Perle Cotton in three shades each of blue, green and
Mark a Simple 4
pins only. Insert a second pin beside each equator pin to use as keeper
Start with BLUE: Using your darkest blue wrap 4 rows going in both
directions from the pole pins. These wraps will cross at the north and
NOTE: From this point on all rows are done one at a time. Complete 1 row
around each side of the box before going on to row 2. For each
color, measure the thread 8 ½ times around the ball to determine how
much you need for each. Remember to cross over to the other side of your
box (develops at the cross at the poles) when passing through the keeper
pins at the equator - this will help to keep you threads from
sliding and give a nice V effect at the obi.
Med Blue: wrap one row on each side of your dark blue; repeat until you
have 4 rows on each side. This will give you a box with a dark blue
Repeat with Light Blue until you have 4 rows around each side of the
PURPLE: Wrap OVER the light and med blue rows and pass UNDER the 4 rows
of dark blue. Repeat one row at a time starting with dark purple – 4
rows, med. purple – 4 rows and light purple – 4 rows.
GREEN: Wrap OVER the purple rows UNDER the 4 rows of light blue, OVER
the med and dark blues, UNDER the 4 rows of light blue, OVER the purple
rows. Repeat one row at a time starting with the light green – 4 rows,
med green – 4 rows, Dark green – 4 rows.
Finishing: Frame the design by wrapping 3 rows of dark purple one
row at a time.
Equator Finishing: you will need to secure your wrap threads at
the equator line. Use tabane
: take your thread under the thread bunch, back over
then under again. Pull tight to hold threads together. Do at least 4
rows to form a band around the thread bundles at the equator.
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