Here's my first stab at Tiger Stripes
Stripes are not as even as I would like them to be. You can see that my tiger stripe isn't always in the middle of the orange. But that's just going to be a matter of practice. It took me a while to get even pinstripes as well. For a first attempt I'm pretty darn happy with it.
or anyone else who does these. I have a couple of questions. To make this string I basically separated off 2 strands from the same side of the black bundle, like if I was going to do a pinstripe only on one side. I looped a chaser thread around those 2 strands and after adding half my twists I used that thread to drag those 2 strands onto the orange. This would work fine for making a cable. But if I wanted to make a string this way I would end up with more strands on one side of the peep.
There are 2 ways I can think of evening this out.
The first would be, instead of taking 2 strands from the same side of the bundle to form the tiger stripe, I would need to take one strand from each half. So I would lay up 10 strands of red, and 12 strands of black. Separate off a strand from each side like if I was making a single strand pin. put in a chaser thread that grabs both of those single strands. And after twisting, muscle them into the middle. The challenge I see with this idea is that when making the tiger stripe I would have one strand coming from "above" the red and the other strand coming from "below" the red and I don't know how much trouble it would be to get that to lay down nicely.
My other idea is to do like I did, taking both strands from the same side. But when I put in my peep separator I would move 2 red strands over to the black side. So I would have 9 stands black and 2 strands red on one side of the peep, and 9 strands red 2 strands black on the other. I kind of feel like this might look weird though.
What are you guys doing to get this to work on a string?