Chinese Knotting: The 2x4 Bao Knot


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step 1step 1a step 1:
form 2 parallel loops and pin them together
the second loop can be shorter than the first, but that is not necessary or even particularly important.
The loop on the bottom will be the first ear. Both loops on the top are internal structural loops
step 2 step 2:
insert the working end through the second and first loops
the new loop just created by this action is the middle (second) ear
step 3step 3a step 3:
bring the path of the working end down and over the bottom part of the knot, then through the ear you just created
step 4step 4bstep 4a step 4:
bring the path of the working end back under the bottom part of the knot, then through the first 2 loops
step 5 step 5:
insert the working end through the first loop
step 6step 6bstep 6a step 6:
bring the path of the working end down and over the fixed end, then through the bottom of the 2 starting loops
step 7step 7a step 7:
bring the path of the working end back under the fixed end, then back through the first loop
step 8 step 8:
carefully tighten up the knot by pulling on the ears and ends
step 8a step 8a:
shape the centre of the knot to make sure the knot has been formed correctly
step 8b step 8b:
work the extra slack through the centre to the ends, making sure that the central structure remains more or less intact during the process
finished bao 2x4 knot Finished 2x4 Bao Knot


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