TECHknitter’s Fake Latvian Braid (slip stitch surface decoration for knitting)

TECHknitter’s Fake Latvian Braid (slip stitch surface decoration for knitting)


This is a video about how to do the Fake Latvian Braid which is a crocheted slip stitch which applied to the face of a knit fabric. And, I’m putting this dark braid on between these two colored stripes. So, how I do it is I have a loop–I begin with a loop around the crochet hook and I insert the (crochet) needle into the next stitch, and from the back–you can see the crochet hook feeling around back there– I grab the yarn and pull it through, I pull it through this loop so the newly-made loop was pulled through the one which was already on the barrel. Again… I insert, I pull it through–I pull one loop through the next– and I adjust the tension. One more time, insert, grab the yarn, pull through a new loop–the new loop through the old loop. Now, what’s going on on the back? As you can see, I have the yarn tensioned over my left forefinger and it’s controlled because it’s going through my hand. And, when I insert, the needle into the top of this stitch I can feel around in the back I can feel as the crochet hook catches the yarn I can feel, uh, the tension over my left forefinger… and that’s how I know I caught it. So. I pull the newly made loop through the old loop. And, I can adjust this tension by pulling up on the needle, or back on the yarn– up on the crochet needle and back on the yarn. One last time: insert, catch, draw through. And that is the Fake Latvian Braid.

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