U-Lace Hexagram Lacing

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A version of Hexagram Lacing using U-Lace no-tie laces instead of regular shoelaces. Forms a hexagram, or six pointed star.

Eight pairs of eyelets, variation 1
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Lacing Technique – 8 pairs – Variation 1 – Single hexagram

• Use a single U-Lace segment to lace straight across the bottom row of eyelets.

• Use two U-Lace segments to lace a tall “X” from eyelet row 2 to row 5 (skip past two rows). The first segment runs up and right, the second segment runs up and left.

• Use a single U-Lace segment to lace straight across eyelet row 4, passing over the left diagonal and under the right diagonal.

• Use another U-Lace segment to lace straight across eyelet row 5.

• Use two U-Lace segments to lace a second tall “X” from eyelet row 4 to row 7 (skip past two rows), carefully observing the overpasses and underpasses to form a consistent pattern.

• Use a final U-Lace segment to lace straight across the top row of eyelets.

Variations

• Variation 1 has one or more separate hexagrams – each filling six rows, with horizontals filling the spare rows above, below or in between.

• Variation 2 has multiple overlapping hexagrams – each using part of the previous hexagram and filling two additional rows.

Features

Decorative

Tight fit

Notes

• Shoes with eight pairs of eyelets can be laced with two overlapping hexagrams. Ten pairs allows either three overlapping hexagrams or two hexagrams with only the very ends overlapping.

• If the crossovers of the laces are carefully woven as shown, there will be a couple of benefits. Firstly, the centre of the hexagram will have all of the “overpasses” running clockwise, giving it the same rotational symmetry of the traditional “Star of David”. Secondly, each point of the hexagram has the same number of overpasses and underpasses, which helps to maintain the shape more securely.

• Depending on the eyelet spacing, leaving an empty row of eyelets in the middle of the lacing may create a taller hexagram of more pleasing proportions.

• Use the same U-Lace color throughout to replicate the look of a regular, single shoelace.

• Alternate two different U-Lace colors for a bi-color look.

• Use several different U-Lace colors for a rainbow or multi-colored look.

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