@nounou987 For single colors that don't have a match on the opposite side, you'll have to use individual strings and fold/hook the end around another lone string from the opposite side with about a 3-4 inch overlap, line up those crossed/folded pairs in the center with the other long strings you're simply folding in half. Then you cover it up with knots to make the loop like normal. After the loop is secured, carefullly cut off the stray short ends so you can just continue the pattern. I like to leave the tail end a bit longer so after I've finished the pattern I can thread it through a needle and weave in underneath some other knots on the back so there's not a frayed end poking out at the top. 😊 Or instead of folding the single shorter strings inside the loop, you could just let them go straight across with the other longer strings but you'd have to be careful not to pull on that color too hard when making the first knots or you'll just yank it right out of the loop 😭 folding it makes it more secure. With practice, you might even be able to come up with a different or better solution! 😄
@dqneef i think i finally figured it out! so you see how line 1 and line 15 have a row of backward/forward or forward/backward knots? you will can do the diagonal/candy stripe method in one direction and once you get halfway through to line 15 do the diagonal/candy stripe in the opposite direction... and so on and so forth.