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.
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.
Now it gets dense. Make a THIRD round of loops, still tracing your first pathway.
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 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.
And there it is! Knot 2 finished. I think I’m getting the hang of this!