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8 strand diamond plait

8 strand diamond plait around a core

To continue from the 8 strand diamond braid tutorial, let’s see how it looks around a core.

I mentioned in the 8 strand diamond braid tutorial, that a major use for the braid is plaiting over a core. This is often done with whips, but can be applied to a variety of objects.

What makes this plait different is that it is made using two cords at a time.

I wanted to see what are the basic patterns you can get out of a braid if you plait it over a dowel rod. So, using the 8 cords in two different colors, I tried the most intuitive sequences and found a few nice styles. See them below.

The classic “diamond” plait

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The 8 strand diamond pattern plait is the most prolific. The diamond shapes are quite fancy, so I can see why people like to decorate with it. This style of plait is made using two colors, one to each side.

diamond-plaiting

The spiral plait

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The spiral plait is made by plaiting using 2 cords of one color on both sides, then the other color.

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A criss-cross plait

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My favorite finding using this plait is the style above. Made with a sequence of one color of both sides, then the other color and so on, it produces this fairly unique look which I can see myself using in the future.

criss-cross-plaiting

 

There, I hope these plaits will come in handy with your future projects. Plaiting is a lot of fun to do, so you can bet that I will be showing more in the future.

Till next time, happy knotting!

 

 

 

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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