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QUAD-STRAND TWIST NECKLACE

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I think one of the luxuries of paracord is using colorful materials to knot with— especially when working a twist of repeating half knots. I really enjoy this technique when I can indulge in making something that showcases both color and form, like this quad-strand necklace. This can be a 1,2,or 4 color necklace or bracelet that is slim yet looks good This is a necklace I made from 550 paracord. I had seen some necklaces that people made but they all seamed to big or not practical. I wanted something slimmer. So I searched the internet for a weave and came up with the 4 Strand Round Weave. I had never seen a paracord necklace made this way so I just went to it and this is what I got. Its not terribly difficult and its pretty fun. It's a fun craft to make with the family too. I made my wife one too. Although it looks good, it can also be taken apart and used in a survival situation. I hope you enjoy it and I'd love some feedback! Sorr

CARRICK BEND

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Celtic Bar

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This variation of snake weave is more like four-strand plaiting than knotting, and it creates a most attractive braid pattern that can be embellished with beads. 1 Fold the cord ends over in opposite directions with the right-hand cord crossed over the left to form a long loop with the two tails out at either side at least 5cm (2in) longer than the loop. Bring the ends of the loop down to make an inverted V-shape. 2 Bring the top right cord end down over the right-hand long loop and lay out parallel to the left loop. Bring the top left cord behind the left-hand, lay out parallel to the left loop. Bring the top left cord behind the left-hand long loop and then cross the left cord over the right as shown. 3 Bring the long loops down, right-hand in front and left-hand behind the single cords and cross the left-hand long loop over the right. 4 Repeat with the single cord, right-hand on top of doubled cords and left-hand behind, then cross the left-hand single cord over the right-ha

SNAKE WEAVE

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Sometimes knots are not so much tied as woven or plaited, and the snake weave is a good example of this. Starting with a box knot, it becomes a woven braid resembling Celtic designs based on intertwining snakes. 1 Begin with a box knot: make a loop in the middle of the cord so that the right-hand cord is on the top. Bring the right-hand cord up behind the loop. 2 Weave the left-hand cord over, under and over the looped cord to come out at the right-hand side. Rotate so that the cord tails are facing down. 3 Holding the knot at the cross point at the top, pull the bottom loop down to the required length of the snake weave panel. Pull the cord ends out to the side to firm up the knot at the top. 4 Twist the bottom loop so that the left side is over the right. Take the right-hand cord over the front of the loop. 5 Weave the left cord under, over and under the long loop to come out at the right-hand side. 6 Repeat from step 4 until you are close to the bottom of the loop. Adjust the kn

THAW Method for 5 Bight 4 Lead Turk’s Head Knot

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A simple example of THAW method.

Turks Head Patterns Easy to Tie

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Quick start patterns – finding Turk’s Head patterns that are easy to tie. Turk’s Head knots that start with as many overs as possible are quicker to tie. If you are tying in something like jig or willow this becomes especially important.

Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar

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The Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar is the same knot used in making the Survival Bracelet. We are just going to add a little different twist to the popular bracelet. We will make it with two colors. Step 1: Layout Start with your two colors of paracord, lay them out as shown. One color on the left and the second color on the right. Step 2: Begin Your Knot Take your left cord, make a loop with the running or working end of the paracord, going in front of the knot. Take your right cord, loop around the the left cord running or working end, go behind the knot and through the loop of the left cord. *** you can start the knot on a buckle or key ring if you want to, I am just showing how the two colors will look... *** Step 3: Pull Tight Once you pull the knot tight you should start to see the familiar knot pattern of the Survival Bracelet. Step 4: Continue Tying the Knots Continue tying the knots Step 5: After a Few More Knots By now you can see the Solomon Bar forming... In the example y

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