The Butterfly Weave, or as some call it the "Impossible" Weave, is not as impossible as most believe. It is actually very simple to at least begin to attempt once you understand how it works. So here it goes:
When I started I began with the forward TTN on my right side which is not hard to do; in fact one can keep it on one side of their body infinitely if they so wish. I went over the fundamentals of the 3 Beat Weave in my head: "Over Under Cross." Finally I got it to cross with my left hand leading, but what's this?! After I crossed over and tried the same "Over Under Cross", the strings were tangling every time and never looked as though they could ever avoid each other.
What happens is when you cross over the direction of the TTN inverts causing you to take on the motions of a Reverse 3 Beat Weave! So "Under Over Cross" is the pattern instead. Tricky huh?
- Written by Buddha