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Winkie pin gimp footside

gimp footsides
Winkie pin gimp footside. See pattern 357.

A winkie pin footside is simpler than a conventional footside. Instead of swapping worker and edge pair, the worker pair is worked across the gimp, round the pin, then worked straight back across the gimp to re-enter the lace.

Pattern for footside
Footside pattern

Traditionally, the pattern for a footside is a simple line of pinholes down the edge of the lace. This may be shifted slightly away from the rest of the lace, to give room for the passives. The passives themselves are not marked. You can see that the pattern does not show you what type of footside it is. I find this rather confusing, so in my patterns, I mark the workers and the passives.

This diagram shows each thread as a line. The stitches used in this footside are gimp and twist single pair. The details of each stitch are not shown in detail below - follow the links in the previous sentence if you are not familiar with them.

gimp footside

Repeat Step Back

Working: You work the left pair from the lace across the gimp. Twist the worker pair a couple of times. Now you place the footside pin between the worker pair and the gimp. Then work the worker pair back across the gimp.