Six-End Round Stitch
The Six-End Round Stitch Instructions makes 1 sample about 3 inches (7.6 cm) long.
Two 1 foot strands of plastic lacing = approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) of stitches or knots.
Materials needed to make a Six-End Round Stitch:
- Three 1 yard (.91 meter) strands of Rexlace or S'getti String in contrasting colors
- Clear-drying craft glue (for finishing)
Fig. 1- Just like the 6-End Box Stitch, first you need to find the centers on 3 strands of Rexlace. And lay the lacing out as shown. It may be helpful to mark by lettering or numbering the ends of the lacing to help you follow along.
Fig. 2- Fold both ends of the guideline over strands AB and CD, as seen here. Keep the guidelines parallel; do not let them overlap.
Fig. 3- Fold strand A over the first guideline, and under the next. When making your stitches, just remember OVER then UNDER. Take strand B, pass is over the closest guideline, and under the next guideline. Do not allow strand A and B cross; they are to run side-by side.
Fig. 4- Taking strand C and fold it Over the first guideline, and Under the next. With strand D, fold it Over the closest guideline, and Under the next. Again, you do not want strand C and D to cross, or this will make a mess.
Fig. 5- Grasp all the loose ends and tug evenly to tighten and complete the first stitch.
Fig. 6- Here you have the completed stitch. Notice the checkerboard pattern of the stitch.
Fig. 7- To begin the turn, fold on end of the guideline at an angle, so that it rests to the side of the other guideline.
Fig. 8- Fold the other end of the guideline at an angle. Be sure that the two strands do not cross.
Fig. 9- With strand B, fold it OVER the closest guideline and UNDER the next, so that it rests close to the guideline loop. Notice that the lacing is to be guided at an angle.
Fig. 11- Take strand D and fold it OVER the closest guideline and UNDER the next. This is to be guided at an angle just like the first two strands. Try to keep the lines from crossing the others.
Fig. 12- Grasp strand C and fold it OVER the closest guideline and UNDER the next.
Fig. 13- Evenly tug on all of the loose ends to complete the second stitch.
Continue following the 6-End Twist pattern until you achieve the desired length. To finish, dab glue on the end, make sure it's covered in the cracks. When the glue dries, trim the ends. Reapply glue to prevent the ends from unraveling.