This article describes how to "work up" the modern nautical rope bracelet from a large size to a smaller size for a custom fit.
1. Place the relaxed bracelet in place around your wrist. Rotate it around so you can see the center.
Info: The center is the location where three strands are parallel.
2. Use a chop stick or other smooth pointed instrument to pull a small loop from the center of the knot to the right. Take only a small amount of slack! The effects will multiply as you work around.
Caution: Avoid injury! Don't use sharp metal tools or anything with a knife edge.
3. Move to the next overlap and pull the loop through. Keep the knot oriented the same way. Rotate the knot downwards as you work around.
Caution: Don't over-tighten! Leave a finger thickness between your wrist and the inside of the bracelet.
Info: You will have 5 circuits around the knot from the center to the loose end.
7. Now reverse the direction and pull a small loop to the left and down. Proceed as before taking the extra slack out. Go easy and don't take too much out!
Info: It's a good idea to leave a small stub of cord to prevent it from coming undone. You may also secure the ends by sewing them up.You may also want to turn the bracelet inside-out to hide the cut off ends
Caution: use care with scissors!
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