Chinese Knot 2

The second Chinese Knot shown in Woman’s Institute Library of Dressmaking is very similar to the first Chinese knot. It certainly starts the same way.

Same Start

Same Start

Once you have the first loops laid out, you take your tail end and repeat all the pathways from the first loop through the fourth.

Second verse, same as the first

Second verse, same as the first

Now it gets dense. Make a THIRD round of loops, still tracing your first pathway.

Getting dense in here

Getting dense in here

Then tighten it up in the round again, just like with Knot 1. Ease in to it, a little at a time. Sometimes you can pull two of the lobes at the same time, sometimes just one. Keep track of which end of the cord is moving where as you tighten up.

Ease the knot tighter, a little at a time.

Ease the knot tighter, a little at a time.

Ease it around, little bit at a time, until the knot is snug. The entire process took about 8 minutes, although I sped up the film as it’s boring to watch in real time.

Finished

Finished

And there it is! Knot 2 finished. I think I’m getting the hang of this!