December 31, 2008

Black nylon herringbone weave turks head #125

Made from 1.2 mm black nylon this is a comfortable bracelet for someone with smaller hands. The classic "over two- under two" basket weave pattern is made entirely from a single piece of cord.

Measurements: 1" wide by 2 1/4" inside diameter or about 6 1/2" inside circumference.
Adult "small" size will also fit children.

Two turquoise beads finish off the ends of the cord. Nylon will not shrink when wet.
check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite from one of these three online shops:


Design and photos copyright 2008 WhatKnotShop

Turks head x-large in black and brown #126

An extra large size classic weave with a more masculine look made with polyester cord.

Adult "extra large" size:
3" inside diameter or about 9 1/4" inside circumference by 1 1/8" wide by suitable for someone with huge hands or could be worn as an upper arm bracelet.

There will be some slight shrinkage when wet. The ends have been stitched to prevent unraveling.

Visit the Etsy shop and request item #126

Turks head rope bracelet white and brown #128

This is another classic design turks head bracelet made out of cotton and polyester cord. Color is white with a brown center.

Size is adult "medium"
2 1/2" inside diameter or about 7 5/8" inside circumference by 1 1/8" wide.

This is a medium size for most people. The cotton will stretch over your hand and will shrink slightly when wet.

The ends have been stitched to prevent unraveling.

visit the Etsy store and request item #128

Turks head rope bracelet white and black #129

This is a classic cotton turks head bracelet made out of cotton and polyester cord.

Adult "medium" size:
2 1/2" inside diameter or about 7 3/4" inside circumference by 1 3/8" wide. The cotton will both stretch over your hand and will shrink slightly when wet. Find this and other rope bracelets here:

December 27, 2008

repost - three strand sailor's bracelet collection #130

Here's a repost of the traditional sailor's bracelets done in nylon cord. These are three strand "narrow" turks heads available through many outlets and online. 

These bracelets are left loose and may be worked up to a smaller size by removing slack from the knot. The ends may then be trimmed for a neat appearance.

These will not shrink when wet because they are made of nylon.
Request one or more of these by visiting the Etsy store and reference item #130

grommets made with really small line 131

This collection of grommets are made with 1 mm nylon worked in an eight strand square sennit pattern. The diameter of the smallest is 2 1/2" the largest is about 3 1/4". They are about 1/4" square making these small and delicate but very tough.

The design is an eight stand square sennet weave.

Check your slip-on size   check my size   then shop with confidence.

Here is the most recent posting

design and photographs copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

white nylon 5x to 7x turks head knot bracelet #132

Here's an unusual and interesting design that has a variable number of parts depending on where around the knot you are looking.
The design comes from a dutch website so the language barrier is overcome by the graphics including an animated diagram showing the arrangement of the parts. There is also a nice step by step set of diagrams to follow. This example is made from 1/8" nylon braided cord. You can find this material at hardware stores or home improvement warehouses.

Here's a link to one of these in the ArtFire store click here if this item is sold out please message me for a restock. Here's another made with #24 cotton cord in he Zibbet collection:  click here 

December 19, 2008

WhatKnotShop now open on Etsy!

Those of you that would like to purchase a handmade turks head bracelet like the ones shown on this blog should check out the WhatKnotShop (check the links list at the left)

Etsy is an online listing of handmade products from all over the world.

There are a limited number of designs shown on the Etsy site however you may contact me directly at

to inquire about custom designs or colors.

November 28, 2008

stack of colorful rope bracelets #135

This collection of square eight strand sennit bracelets in a rainbow of bright colors. The small sizes on the left are 2 1/4" diameter and the largest on the right is 3 5/8". 

All are made from non-shrinking synthetic cord.

The square shape of the braid makes it easy to stack these in groups.

If you would like a custom size made please visit the Etsy store and request design #135 and specify color.

October 14, 2008

wide weave turks head knot sailor bracelets in bright neon colors 136-138

Three new color combinations made with synthetic braided material. All are 5 x 12 "diamond pattern" weave designs

left: royal blue and deep purple (medium)
Center: sunshine yellow and electric green (small)
right: bright orange and fluorescent pink (small)

7 1/8" (174 mm) inside circumference
2 1/4" (155 mm) diameter
1 5/8" (40 mm) wide

More like these in the Etsy Shop

October 13, 2008

turks head knot sailor's bracelets in neon colors

Traditional 5 x 12 turks heads worked in exciting colors:

royal blue and electric green (medium)
fluorescent pink and deep purple (medium)
bright orange and sunshine yellow (medium)

inside diameter is 2 1/2" so these will fit a medium to large hand. All are high quality synthetic cord that will not shrink.

See these in the Etsy shop neon brights

braided cord bracelets

Here's a brightly colored collection of eight strand plaited bracelets. Sizes range from small to extra large in your choice of neon-bright colors:

fluorescent pink
bright orange
deep purple
royal blue
sunshine yellow
electric green

All are made with high quality synthetic cord 
that will not shrink. Can be stacked for a dramatic effect.

Cost: $8.00 ea or three for $15.00 + $2.50 shipping

October 9, 2008

multi-color turks head knot sailor bracelets

5 x 12 turks head bracelets in a series of fun color combinations:

royal blue and white
deep purple and white
fluorescent pink and white
sunshine yellow and white
electric green and white
bright orange and white
all have two outer strands of white nylon and a center strand of color

WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet
design and photographs copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

October 6, 2008

white and blue turks head knot sailor's bracelet 148

This is a 5 lead x 12 bight turks head made with a white and royal blue synthetic cord. The center of the three passes is blue, the two outer strands are white.

Inside diameter is 2 1/2" made with synthetic which will not shrink when wet. Ends are secured to prevent unraveling.

WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet

design and photographs copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

October 5, 2008

8 part square sennit bracelet

These bright colored nylon rope bracelets start out as a four part grommet which then is interwoven with four additional strands to complete the eight part design. The bead marks the place where the direction of the line reverses.

This one started with 9 loops in the grommet resulting in an inside diameter of about 2 1/4".

To learn more about these visit the knotworkin web site
See these online venues for this and many other sizes and colors.
WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet

Design and photographs copyright 2008 WhatKnotShop

leather turks head sailor's bracelet

This is a 9 part x 31 bight turks head done in 2mm black leather lacing. The parts are doubled for a more substantial look.

This bracelet is 1 1/8" wide and is 2 3/4" inside diameter sized for a medium to large hand.

The leather lacing is round and may shrink if exposed to water.
Check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite color from one of these online shops:

WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet

Design and photos copyright 2009 WhatKnotShop

September 28, 2008

nylon plaited bracelet

Eight strands of interwoven nylon cord make up a medium size bracelet. The cross section of the bracelet is square making it easy to stack these for a more dramatic effect. 

turks head bracelet 9 x 22

Here is a traditional turks head design done in 3 mm orange nylon. Measures 2 1/2" inside and 1 1/2" wide. Each of the nine strands is drawn up with 3 passes of cord. 

sailor's bracelet in brown cotton

This is an 8 strand plaited bracelet made from a single piece of 1/8" cotton-poly cord. The diameter is about 2 1/4" inside making this a medium size for most people. 

August 3, 2008

9 part Turks head with beads

This is a 9 part 13 bight example that has extra pieces of line with beads interwoven. 

The interwoven strands follow the diagonal weave of the knot.

interwoven grommet

This is an eight strand eight plait grommet made with a single piece of material. The instructions for creating these can be found on the knotworkn web site

This example measures about 5" diameter and required about 25 ft of 1/8" nylon line. 

These braids can be made in various diameters by increasing the number of bights in the grommet.

July 28, 2008

black nylon diamond pattern

Two views of a 9 strand x 22 bight diamond pattern knot worked up to a completed form. The 3 mm black nylon is doubled. Size is 1 3/4" x 2" inside diameter.

black leather 9 x 21

This is a 9 strand x 21 bight "narrow" diamond pattern knot executed in black sueded leather. The detail is hard to see in the photo but the strands are doubled  with the flat leather running parallel around the knot. 

Size is 1 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" diameter suitable for a medium to large wrist. The material gives a bit when stretched. 

herringbone design with beads

This is a 13 part x 25 bight herringbone doubled with a few colored beads on the loose ends. Size is 1 3/8" wide x 2 1/8" diameter. Material is 1/8" nylon.

July 27, 2008

White paracord herringbone weave bracelet small

A small, tight 17 strand x 33 bight herringbone done in paracord and worked up to a firm finish.

This is an "over two-under two" herringbone weave pattern made with a single pass of cord. The "V" weave pattern is clearly visible.

Size is "small" and this is rather stiff shape that will not shrink however parachute cord is known to absorb water and retain a "set" once knotted firmly.

More wide cuff bracelet designs are available in the classic whites section of the Etsy Shop

design and photographs copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

soft nylon turks head knot cuff bracelet

This is another "diamond pattern" done with 9 parts, 13 bights, and tripled. It's a nice flexible form than can slip over a medium wrist. Size is approx 2" x 2"

If you like this design you may be interested in this as well  click here

Find this and other wide cuff rope bracelets on Etsy  click here   or ArtFire   click here

braided bracelet made out of weed whacker nylon

This is a three stand three part knot done in hard nylon filament. It's really stiff as the nylon monofilament is thick.
Absolutely waterproof and will not shrink

Find more braided rope bracelets in one of these shops:

WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet

Sailor's knot turks head bracelet collection #3

The three on the left are three sizes (S, M, L) done in white white cotton.

The brown one is polyester cord, a bit smaller.

The two on the right are nylon done in silver/black and pink/black.

sailor's bracelet collection #2

Here's another collection made with some different colored materials:
Left a 2 strand nylon in black with orange accents; 
2nd from left: small child's bracelet in purple nylon; 
Middle: pretty-in-pink three strand design; 
2nd from right: two pass brown cotton design (this will shrink!)
Right:A two pass red and silver nylon design.

sailor's bracelet collection #1

Here is a sample collection of the familiar three part rope bracelets. These are all done in bright white nylon braid.

You can adjust the fit by working the slack out of the knot to achieve the desired size. These are medium to small sizes about 11 to 14 bights each made with three passes.
check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite from one of these online shops:
WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet

Eight strand grommet braid rope bracelet

This is an eight strand grommet braid made with 1/8" nylon. The squares on the background are 1" so you can get an idea of the size. This would fit a medium size wrist.

Visit the online shops for more like this:

WhatKnotShop on Etsy
WhatKnotShop on Zibbet

design and photographs copyright 2008 WhatKnotShop