Joining More Than one Strip to Create a Fabric
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A typical garment or blanket will require more than one strip to be joined to form the fabric. When joining more than 2 strips, you need to be aware of the diagonal structure of hairpin lace fabric: it can become exaggerated when joined if precautions are not taken. In order to prevent fabric distortion, you need to alternate the braid order when picking up the first loop.
- Join strips #1 and #2 by starting with the first loop on Strip #1.
- Join strips #2 and #3 by starting with the first loop on Strip #3.
- Join strips #3 and #4 by starting with the first loop on Strip #3.
- Join strips #4 and #5 by starting with the first loop on Strip #5.
- Join strips #5 and #6 by starting with the first loop on Strip #5.