@AlyRos425 Recently i've been kinda experimenting with how tight I do my knots especially with patterns that have frequent color switches (like with this pattern with the skulls) With the color switches i did my knots tighter (we'll see if this backfires on me later but for now that seems to work) A ruler helps aswell or anything that can make sure your rows stay straight. With the straight edges technique i do the knots at the end of the row a bit tighter than the rest. Also using string that is all relatively the same size. Hope this helps and good luck <3
@AlyRos425 what i do for my alphas is to use a looser knotting tension than what i would normally do for normals. I also tape mine to the back of a clipboard (weird, I know but it’s worked really well for me) and I use a gift card or something similar to push each row together. I also use the straight edge technique that I learned from Masha Knots to keep my edges nice and straight! I’m also a very slow knotter which I find helps because I can guarantee each knot is in the right place. I hope that helps!!!
@AlyRos425 I find that it's helpful to keep the actual strands of an alpha that you're knotting on close the tension. So if you use a clipboard (which I do) moving the bracelet up as you make progress helps keep it straight. Good luck 👍 👍 👍
@AlyRos425 I've notice a difference in my knots when I make alphas and normal patterns. For normal patterns I tend to make my knots tighter, however for Alphas I always make sure i try to keep the size of the knot consistent with all the others. This helps if you're using threads that are not exactly the same size. In result my knots in alphas are more on the loose side. I also learned all of my alpha knowledge from Masha Knots on her YouTube channel. She has a really great way of explaining and showing techniques that have greatly improved my bracelets. Practice is also a huge key! ❤️ I hope this helped a little! Keep knotting, your bracelets look gorgeous! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️