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About the braid
This braid is one of 4 I made trying different ways of using 10 threads to make a variant of “Flat 8”. Of the 4, this is the most similar in shape and colour patterns to “Flat 8”, but trying to do chevrons along the length gives a solid border down the sides.
How to use the designer
Use the colour picker to choose your thread colour. If you use it on the braid, it will be added to your colour list so you can easily choose it again. Click on the thread you want to colour in the braid diagram.
Some braids allow you to change the number of threads. If available, you can use the "+" and "-" buttons to change the number of threads - active internet connection required.
This braid is unbalanced in moves 1 to 5 as the group to the north of the marudai is always larger than to the south. You could change the move order - swapping 1 and 2 and also 3 and 4, but you would need to be careful where you place the threads to avoid changing the braid.
Notice the the arrows in steps 5 and 10 - it is important to make sure that the thread following the unbroken arrow is on top of the other.
Notice the the arrows in steps 5 and 11 - it is important to make sure that the thread following the unbroken arrow is on top of the other. I find it easier if, in steps 1 and 7, I make sure I move the thread lying on top first.
Take care in steps 1 and 3 - the number of threads on one side of the disk may pull the braid too far from the centre - I find it helps if I give a slight pull on the braid by holding it between 2 fingers under the disk.
Pull the threads you move in steps 4 and 9 tight as you put them in the slots.
- This braid was derived by ourselves.