16 thread octagonal

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About the braid

This octagonal braid is interesting as it has no rotational or mirror symmetries. Groups of colours are repeated in order along the length of the braid, but sometimes the stitches slope one way, sometimes the opposite. The columns formed this way are not evenly spaced around the braid either, making some “obvious” patterns unworkable.

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.

Examples of this braid can be found in:
  • Creative Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey (braid 16D)
  • Braids: 250 Patterns from Japan, Peru and Beyond by Rodrick Owen (braid 30)
  • Comprehensive Treatise of Braids (vol 1 - marudai) by Makiko Tada (braid 49, 16-Maru-Genji)
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