Sunday, September 30, 2018

Splitting the Self Closing Mock RIng

    Sometimes things just turn out easy. Not often enough, for sure. I am working on a design and got to a place that I needed to throw a ring from a ring. The easy answer is the SCMR (Self Closing Mock Ring.) The problem was, I also needed to exit from a location other than where I started, which usually means a split ring. So, can I combine the two?

    I searched online for this to see if I could do it. Better than having to undo a bunch of stitches, right? All I could find was how to make an SCMR. No mention of splitting at all. That did it. Now I have to try. And it was SOOOO easy. I posted the video in the experiments page I have here. All it really entails is make the scmr as usual for the first side, so I needed to do (5 TR 5-5/5). I made the first part then closed the scmr. This pulls the loop out of the way. Now just pull the core thread back a little, RW and make a split chain using Marie Smith's method. Not a problem in the world now. On with the rest of the design.

10 comments:

  1. Imagine my frustration as the video keeps dropping! My problem, not yours. I’ll try using your description. I have recently used Randy Houtz’s technique for split Scmr, it uses 3 threads, which was fine for my purposes. Leaf braid with flowers.

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    1. Jane, if you cannot see it, I make the SCMR as shown, with 5 ds, a thrown ring, 5ds, picot, 5ds. Then I close the ring by passing the shuttle through the loop and pulling closed. Since the core thread is through a loop, I just pull the closed ring back open enough to place the 5 ds I need. Then RW and use Maries method for the split chain. It is here. http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/FastEasy.pdf
      I make those 5 stitches and I am done. If you have not used Marie's method, I think you will find it much easier than the traditional method.

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    2. Thanks Tim, I'll give it a go.

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  3. Hmm. Posts by Ninetta and Muskaan dont show, even though the comment page says they are here...

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  4. Ok, two comments here, the others went to the experiments article. Sometimes I am not smart.

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    1. Don't kid yourself ;-P This is a very smart way around - check out my newest post (the 2nd half has a reference to your method)

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  5. That's an interesting idea! I hope I remember it if I ever find myself in a similar situation.

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  6. Thanks Tim, I brushed up on split chains and your method works a treat.

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