Week 2: Latvian braid

W2 This week’s technique is the Latvian braid!

You can see two very neatly worked braids in the picture below. In fact, every braid consists of two rows of right- or           left-leaning stitches and, depending on the arrangement, your whole braid can point to the right or to the left. And the good news is, you can work it in more than two colours!

There exist several good videos showing how to knit a Latvian braid. Here is my favourite one:

And here is my homework – all done!


For those of you who would like to try their hand on knitting braids, here are two lovely free patterns: December Stripes Hat from Exercise Before Knitting and Oranje cardigan from Knitty!

Good knitting everyone!

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