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photolady
02-23-2008, 11:53 AM
My first successful attempt at knitting a saxon braid.
WHEW!:hot:

This one is a killer!!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r173/nancy7771/saxonbraid-1.jpg

campbellmom549
02-23-2008, 12:00 PM
Wow. Very impressive. It look great! :thumbsup:

dustinac
02-23-2008, 12:23 PM
:thumbsup: Looks great!

knit2btied
02-23-2008, 12:28 PM
Wow! What an intricate pattern! Nice!

photolady
02-23-2008, 12:33 PM
Wow! What an intricate pattern! Nice!
First, I love the flower of your avatar. Do you know what kind of flower it is? Very pretty!

Second, yes, this is the most intricate pattern I have found, that doesn't use yarn overs. I like it. Been thinking about knitting the saxon braid for a long time, tried unsuccessfully a few months ago, due to my slipping stitches knitwise, instead of purlwise.

:knitting:

mare-nitt
02-23-2008, 12:41 PM
Wow, it is truely beautiful

Eccie
02-23-2008, 12:48 PM
Very nice!

suzeeq
02-23-2008, 12:51 PM
Saxon braid is really cool, you did a good job!

Jaxhil
02-23-2008, 12:53 PM
WOW!! That looks GREAT! :thumbsup:

ritaw
02-23-2008, 01:34 PM
Looks great !!!!!

Debkcs
02-23-2008, 01:36 PM
Is this a practice piece, or a part of a garment? It looks great.

Jan in CA
02-23-2008, 02:07 PM
That's a lot of cabling, but it looks great!

The.Knitter
02-23-2008, 02:07 PM
Lovely job! So intricate. Very nice and you are doing a fantastic job.

Knit4Fun
02-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Bee-yoo-ti-ful! Looks great! :muah:

Darcia
02-23-2008, 03:43 PM
wow. That is beyond beyond basics. How long did it take?

get_her_donne
02-23-2008, 04:32 PM
:shock: WOW! That is one amazing braid!

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:03 PM
Is this a practice piece, or a part of a garment? It looks great.

practice piece

I'd like to make a scarf, but am worried that softer yarn (this is red heart acrylic) will lose the design...that the softness might make the
design less noticeable.

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:06 PM
wow. That is beyond beyond basics. How long did it take?

Well, if you sit with no distractions, and take a break every 20 minutes, it takes a total of about an hour and a half.
There are so many cable fronts, front twists, cable backs, back twists, and every stitch is different, in a couple of lines of direction, that it took me about 3 days, honestly to do this. At 20 minute intervals.
I knit slower than most, I'm sure.
But, the upside of this, is, it's very pretty, and pleasing to make this.

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:07 PM
Bee-yoo-ti-ful! Looks great! :muah:

I like the kitty avatar. Your cat?
do you have a bigger picture of him/her?

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:10 PM
That's a lot of cabling, but it looks great!

Man, you KNOW it, Jan! Good Lord! ha ha!
It's worth it, though, when you look at it.

I wonder if I could make this, with 2 colors, naw, would be crazy to do.

Jan in CA
02-23-2008, 07:31 PM
I wonder if I could make this, with 2 colors, naw, would be crazy to do.

I'm sure you could, but you'd have to combine intarsia with cabling. :zombie:

Tutu Carol
02-23-2008, 09:24 PM
Holy cow that is beautiful !!!

redheadrachel
02-24-2008, 12:41 AM
I LOVE SAXON BRAIDS! Yours is beautiful - nice work :) It was tricky for me at first, too, but it's TOTALLY worth it!

tangle2007
02-24-2008, 02:34 AM
nice!!

WandaT
02-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Wow! Incredible!!! It's looking great though!

bethany
02-24-2008, 02:42 PM
wow...looks great!

susi
02-24-2008, 03:02 PM
beautiful. far far away from my skill level right now so mightly impressed

susi

knit2btied
02-24-2008, 09:47 PM
First, I love the flower of your avatar. Do you know what kind of flower it is? Very pretty!

Second, yes, this is the most intricate pattern I have found, that doesn't use yarn overs. I like it. Been thinking about knitting the saxon braid for a long time, tried unsuccessfully a few months ago, due to my slipping stitches knitwise, instead of purlwise.

:knitting:


No, I don't know the kind, I just looked for a pretty photo...

I really like the braid, are you going to make a garment with it?