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Staggered Corduroy With Japanese Overlay
Article © MAIL User: RunVitki

Staggered Corduroy With Japanese Overlay

The Staggered Corduroy Row is a very basic weave, with a lot of room for addition. The Japanese Overlay - so called because horizontal rings are linked to it with small vertical rings - is an excellent example.

The base SCR is on a 1:5 large-small ring ratio - using this addition will increase the ratio to 2:7. When starting the pattern, the large rings should be open, and three of the small rings should be open as well; one of them will connect the four closed rings together, the extra two will add the overlay.

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1) Make a section of Staggered Corduroy Row; ring size and gauge is shown in that Article. The small ring connectors should be below the large rings as shown.

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2) Each large ring has four small rings connected to it. Connect two rings across from each other with another small ring.

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3) Do the same thing with the other two rings in that pair. Move to the next large ring and connect the rings there in the same manner.

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4) Thread a large ring horizontally through the four vertically standing small rings.

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5) Move to the next large ring, add two small rings, and add the large horizontal ring.

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6) Continue ad infinitum.

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As you can see from the side view the large rings in the overlay will be staggered from the ones basing the pattern.

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When making this pattern for a project, take care how long you make the base SCR before you add the extra rings. This picture shows that when the overlay is added, the length of the row is significantly shortened.
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