Striped Corkscrew


Uploaded by Laneyards on 03.11.2012

Transcript:
This is a video on how to make the striped corkscrew.
The striped corkscrew is a combination of the striped wall and the corkscrew.
The striped corkscrew starts the same way as a striped wall,
after you do the starting stitch,
all of the other stitches are done the same way as the corkscrew stitch,
which is the diagonal wall.
Starting it like a striped wall is what gives it the unique look.
Let's get started. You will need four pieces of gimp: three that are all the
same length and one that is one and a half times the length of one
of the shorter pieces. My shorter pieces are each four feet long and my longer
piece is six feet long, which should be plenty of gimp to make a lanyard.
Start by taking one of your shorter pieces and bend it at its center,
drop it all the way to the right side of your index finger.
Take the strand hanging at the back,
wrap it around to make a second loop on the other side of your finger.
Take another one of your short pieces,
bend it at its center.
Drop it in the middle of your finger between the two loops that you've already
made. Take the strand hanging at the front,
wrap it around to make another loop all the way on the left.
Take your third short piece, bend it at its center.
Drop it in the middle of your finger between all four loops.
Take the strand at the back,
pull it forward. Make another loop all the way on the left side.
Before moving forward, make sure that your strands match mine.
My pattern is the same going from right to left.
I have yellow, green, and white then it repeats yellow,
green and white. Also, my strands alternate between which ones are in front of my
finger and which ones are in back.
Yellow is in the front, green is in the back.
White is in the front, yellow is in the back.
Green is in the front, finally,
white is in the back.
Make sure that your strands are alternating before going forward.
Take your long piece, bring it under all six of these loops.
Pull it through until you get to the middle.
Take your strand on the left,
bring it across the top of your finger going over under,
over under, over under. Take the strand on the left,
bring it across the bottom of your finger,
going over under, over under, over under.
Take a look at my strands,
going from right to left, on this side,
I have a strand a loop,
strand a loop, and then, a loop and a strand,
that breaks the pattern. So, I am going to take this green strand and bring
it between the white and yellow loops.
Now, I have strand loop, strand loop,
strand loop and yellow, green, white; yellow,
green, white. If I look at the other side,
it's strand loop, strand loop, strand loop and white,
green, yellow; white, green, yellow.
Slowly, pull it off of your finger,
tighten the strands. Now, you have officially started.
Once you've done the starting stitch,
all of your other stitches are exactly like the corkscrew.
I'll show you one of them.
Keep repeating that until you are ready to finish.
When you are ready to finish your lanyard.
Do the finishing stitch just like you would for the wall.
Tighten the strands and cut off the ends.
You are done with the striped corkscrew.