I like how CGB has come up with other starts than the modified right angle weave (MRAW). It is a very useful start, but takes a long time. Now there is the exploding round. Put a new start together with exploding rounds? I decided I do a big five pointed star with lots of exploding rounds and see what happens next. Here is the result, after I exploded the five pointed star and started working on two of the resulting shapes:
The next one up looked like a winner. I have added lots of rows to it, it’s the big one on the top right (and the two photos below). There are three different parts to it: the yellow part has no increases or decreases (yet?), and is a little big as a bangle. The brown part is only increases, following on from the ones of the original pentagon.
The red part was initiated by an elegant guide round from the original pentagon, with the increases (yes, they are INcreases that have fallen into the middle; there are no decreases) placed between the increases of the brown band.
Now what? I could add decreases to the yellow, in the aim to achieve a tighter fit. Or netting on the yellow band, which would follow up the wrist and underarm. On the red bit I could add decreases while continuing with the increases: that would probably form bulging pockets. And the same on the brown band. That would probably eventually form a rickrack in the opposite direction of the red.
And I am quite unsure about the colour way, not sure which way to take that.
There we are, in the middle of the project, all dressed up and nowhere to go. Let me know what you would do!