Through trial and error I replicated these branches in hand knit, using double-point needles, increase and decrease. Knowing how to make a sock was a great advantage.
Working out how to do it through doing it. Carefully replicating each branches twists and undulations, unwinding and re-knitting one branch dissatisfied by the accuracy of my first efforts. Yarn passing twice though my fingers in slow, puzzling learning.
And, now these exist, soft, foldable, reminding me of snakeskin. What shedding happened as I made? What growth?
See previous post for images of the yarn pre-knit, it had been wrapped round trees in Epping Forest and left for 15 years.