Candy Stripe Twisting

by Jazmin
(Saint John, NB)

When I make a candy stripe friendship bracelet it always twists, why does it twist?

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Stop Candy Stripe From Twisting
by: maddy

Your problem can easily be fixed.

If you are putting the knots too tight it will twist. It will also twist if you DON'T double knot it!

So remember to keep it from twisting Double knot and loosen the knots; don't make them so tight.

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Clipboard
by: Anonymous

I use a clipboard,it works perfectly,no twists or anything.

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Chevron Untwisting
by: Anonymous

I would try to double each piece of string then it won't twist. I had the exact same problem, but not anymore.

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Alternatives To Double Knotting
by: Danica

I did try the double knotting technique, but found I actually preferred doing single knots. This made the bracelet twist, but that can easily be fixed by either ironing the bracelet (Which is what I do) or dampening it in warm water and pinning it flat against a surface until it dries.

I recommend ironing though. The water technique can take a while and there isn't always a guarantee it'll work properly.

Also, you don't have to pin it flat, so no threads will be loosened. :)

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Challenge Accepted!
by: Badger

I used to have the same problem.

It's definitely true that you have to double knot them. Each time that you make a knot, do an identical one right on top to keep it secure.

It's also helpful to pull a little more loosely, or,if there are gaps, pull a little bit tighter. If this is your problem, then it'll take some experimenting to get the tension just right. But with practice and effort, you'll get it :)

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Stop Candy Stripe Twisting
by: Anonymous

You have to make DOUBLE knots and then it will stop twisting :)

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Help For Me Too
by: Anonymous

The same thing is happening to me.

How do I stop it from twisting?

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