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Rethinking handles and new fixtures

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I had a lot of trouble deciding what kind of handle to make,
but to give myself some peace of mind, I knitted a round handle as a sample.
Samples: length 300 mm x width 3 mm x 12 strands, colour F008-sekichikuiro = 6 strands, F032-chairo = 6 strands, braided length approx 100 mm.

When I asked my mother what she thought of this handle pattern, she said, "It's still easier to hold the round one", and I realise.
Before I knew it, I was thinking about how to knit difficult shapes instead of simple ones.

I am a beginner at weaving handles.
It's faster to evolve in a way that you can knit normally, rather than worrying about a shape you can't yet knit into...

So we put on hold the ideas we have explored so far and reconsider the method of knitting the handle in the round that would suit the body to be installed anew.
Once we changed our methods, we found the answer very quickly, but the only way to adjust the material width, for example, is to actually try it.
I prepared 3, 4, 5 and 6 mm widths for the time being and tried them, but now I wanted a fixing jig for knitting and made a new one myself.
The completed fixing jig can fix up to 12 pieces of 6 mm wide material.
The parts for this project were purchased from hardware at a home centre for less than ¥1,000, except for the vise (vice).

Jig parts list
  • Stainless steel stay (L-type)
  • Stainless steel plate (width to match hole in L-shaped stay)
  • Cushioning material (does not damage the material when fixing).
  • Wing nut, bolt (easily removable)
  • Vice
If you are not concerned about stainless steel, the price should be about 100-300 yen lower. If you can find a well-stocked hundred-yen shop near you, you may be able to get a vise (vise) for around 1,000 yen, including...

A vise (vice) that can be fitted and fixed is recommended, but if not available, a C-shaped clamp can be used instead.
Jigs are parts to improve work efficiency, refer to the images and descriptions above to prepare the parts that suit you.
Immediately try circular knitting with a transparent tube (10 mm OD) as the core material.
Sample handles: length 600 mm x width 4 mm x 12, colour F001-tanko = 6, F053-kuro = 6, braided length approx 300 mm.

The material was knitted with ease, as it was completely fixed and did not fall out.

Finally, we can move on.