Crisscross Diamonds

A contemporary string figure series created by Steve Newkirk of Ojai, California. The series begins with a single diamond. Additional diamonds are added one-by-one. The number of diamonds that can be added is limited only by the length of the string loop.

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Written Instructions (String Length: 1 span)

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Step 1 - Place loop on 1 and 5; R2 picks up L palmar string; L2, through R2 loop from above, picks up R palmar string; extend.

You have Opening A.

Release 1 loop and extend; 1, from below, removes 2 loop.