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Tunisian rounds
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BetwixtTheStitch message #1
Tunisian rounds
October 1, 2013 at 11:58:38 AM
 


In this picture I've pulled up my loops for the forward pass.



Here I've moved the loops to the other end of the hook and pulled up a loop from the second ball.



Here it shows where I've worked off most of the loops on the return. Now I would continue the forward pass. Once I get back to the start, I place a marker at the beginning and continue in the same manner.

Hope it helps


Sherry


 
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Re: Tunisian rounds
October 1, 2013 at 3:51:45 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #1)
 
Sherry,

Oooh, thank you so much...and what's particularly ingenious is how you used two colors to show the different "sides"!  Smile

I've got to find some of those double-ended hooks!  Actually, the ones I had must have been Susan Bates, sigh...the "inline" hooks they brag about.  For working with thicker yarns, such as knitting worsted, the "inline" hooks aren't quite as bad...but for thread crochet, they drove me nuts, as it was much harder to grab the thread with that design.  Frown  I was so happy to discover the Boye steel hooks for thread crochet.

What do you think of the Boye hooks for thread crochet, and how do you think they work for thicker yarns like knitting worsted, especially with the double-ended hooks?  Do you think an "inline" hook would be harder to work with?


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BetwixtTheStitch message #3
Re: Tunisian rounds
October 2, 2013 at 8:28:27 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Melanie,
I've never used the inline hooks, I've seen them and I think they would be harder for me simply because I've been using Boye for so many years.

My steel hooks are Boye as well and I never had a problem using them with thread.

I like the tapered neck of the Boye, yarn or thread, it just glides easily.

One of the pitfalls of the tapered neck I've seen with beginners though is that in an effort to make the stitches "even" some will use the tapered neck instead of the shaft, making the stitches very tight. Then it gets harder and harder to get the hook between the stitches, yarn starts to split, they get frustrated. So the inline hooks may address that issue.

The Susan Bates double ended don't appear to be inline. But I would steer clear of their flexible hooks, I gave away the one I had. Frown


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Re: Tunisian rounds
October 2, 2013 at 2:30:19 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #3)
 
Sherry,

Trust me, I've used the inline hooks, and at least with the steel ones, it's a lot harder to catch that thread.  Frown  When I used to do a lot of mini/amigurumi type stuff, I purposely switched to Boye in utter frustration.  The inline design didn't bother me quite as much with yarn...for some reason, that caught okay, but the thread was a totally different animal.

I was lucky enough to get a Boye set of steel hooks years ago, though I had to replace a size 0 hook because there was a size 6 in its place.  I guess the notations were too close to see when they were being packaged!  I made absolutely sure to replace Boye with Boye, and now I'm glad I did, because once I realized the inline design wasn't working out, I had a lovely Boye set to work with!

I never thought of that issue of beginners using the neck to make the stitches too tight.  It makes sense, though.  After all, beginners have no point of reference...we at least have had practice and know what not to do!

I'm pretty sure the double-ended hooks that were flooded were Susan Bates and were definitely inline.  Tongue Out  But nothing I can do to get them back again, anyway.  I'll have to keep my eyes open for the Boye double-ended hooks!


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BetwixtTheStitch message #5
Re: Tunisian rounds
October 3, 2013 at 11:24:56 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
Melanie,
I did a quick search at Simplicity.com and they do have 3 sizes of double ended Boye hooks
available at the moment. Smile


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Re: Tunisian rounds
October 3, 2013 at 4:26:28 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #5)
 
Sherry,

Thanks!  I'll check that out!  Smile  It would be great to start replacing those lost hooks...with the preferred design!


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