Square knot crossing
You will need this change in macramé work to keep your strings at equal length
To learn this, first make a row of square knots.
Take your middle strings and bring them to the outside over the outer strings. In the picture the blue strings cross over the red and pink.
Tie the next knot, you will use the new outer strings, blue in the example.

You can close the gap with the crossing to get it nearly invisible or leave it open to use its decorative effect.

With the turning square knot you can do the same, as well as any macramé knot where you use the strings with a different speed. If you are familiar with this trick you can use it whenever wanted, just cross as many strings as needed.
Back to start. one step backwards.
©Willeke 2003