November 18, 2009

Part 7: doubling the strands

The first 13 part circuit is complete and the cord is doubling around the knot. Use the fid to carefully position the cord through each intersection keeping parallel and on the same side as the original strand.

Another look.

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Keep the twist out of the cord as much as possible. This will help when working up the knot to it's final form.

Here the knot has been doubled and slack has been removed for all but a few bights. The over under pattern can be seen clearly.

Work the slack out of the knot by following around and progressively taking up the tension. Don't pull too tight, leave each part evenly tensioned as you go.

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