|You will find this knot in macramé work and in dogs leads and whistle lanyards.
To learn this knot it is best to work on a table.
|Place your strings on your worktop and pin them down, four besides each other. I have used four different colours in the drawings, if you can do it as well it will help you. If you have only two colours use the one for red and the other for pink, the ones in the centre do not work for now and may be any colour.|
|Take the red string and bring it over the other strings, leaving a little loop at the arrow.|
|Now you take pink the string and bring it over the red, than go under de two central strings, and under the horizontal part of the red string to come out of the little loop. Pull the strings tight, not in the drawing but in real live it works better. Now you have made halve a knot.|
|The red string is now at the other side of the knot but you work it again, pick it up and bring it back over the central strings, again leaving a little loop at the arrow.|
|And now the pink string goes over the red, under the two central ones and under the horizontal part of the red, to come out of the little loop. Now you have made one knot.|
|Tighten after each part of each knot, it is only for the drawings I have not done it in between.
The strings are back where they began and facing you is a knot with a red V in the centre and a pink stripe at one side. If you turn the knot over you will see that the colours there are the other way round.
|You can continue with this knot if you want, keep the same colour above all the time and your bar will lie flat on the table. You will see that the stripe comes at both sides.