osage four diamonds
Osage four diamonds, also known as Jacob’s Ladder, is a four-diamond figure with wraps rather than simple crossings where the center two diamonds join the outer two diamonds. Here is how it is made:
Same as Osage Two Diamonds.
Pass the thumbs under all four strings and bring back the far little finger string.
On each hand, reach over the near index string with your thumb, pick up the far index string, and return. Drop the little finger loops.
On each hand, reach over the near index string with your little finger, pick up the far thumb string, and return. Drop the thumb loops.
On each hand, reach over both index strings with your thumb, pick up the near little finger string, and return.
Same as Osage Two Diamonds. The result is the Osage four diamonds or Jacob’s Ladder.
Making Osage four diamonds from the viewpoint of the maker.
Extended discussion of Osage four diamonds by a younger me.
Osage four diamonds discussed at age 75
Things to consider
After learning this figure you are ready to add a few more techniques to your rapidly expanding set of tools for making new figures.