Tying your own knots

Turk’s Head knots & Pine Apple knots:

I recommend reading both step 1 & 2 before working, then actually starting your first turks head knot.  Use rope the first few times.  Both sites teach you the 5×4 turks head knot.

  1. I can’t recommend Knots by Grog enough!
  2. More advanced walk through’s at instructables.
  3. There are also two methods of starting the 5×4 turks head knot.  You use each based on how much you want to expand the knot later.
  4. Once you’ve tried them both & feel good, you go on to “expanding” the knot.
  5. Which is where you get to search youtube for 6×5 or 7×6 or 8×7 turkshead knots.
  6. Check out this map to decide which turk’s heads fit your needs best.  Link
  7. Add even more decorations, with pine apple knots!

An interesting exert from “Bud of khww” a dead website these days…

I don’t know anything about types, an I definitely don’t know anything about the math of these things. Long ago I sat down an figured out the way the passes go under an wrote it down. Lost it an so, redid it again. I think it is correct. Maybe this will help with the knots
PINEAPPLES

2 pass ? first pass under 2 at the top, under 2 at the bottom. There after, under 3 both top and bottom. (basic pineapple)
3 pass ? first pass under 2 at top, under 4 at bottom. There after under 3 at top and under 5 at bottom
4 pass ? first pass under 2 at top, under 6 at bottom. There after under 3 at top and under 7 at bottom
5 pass ? first pass under 2 at top, under 8 at bottom. There after under 3 at top and under 9 at bottom
6 pass ? first pass under 2 at top, under 10 at bottom. There after under 3 at top and under 11 at bottom

The take away is that an approach that is methodical will eventually lead you to just about the same results.

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