Chinese Knotting: The 2x6 Bao Knot


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step 1 step 1:
form 3 parallel loops and pin them together
the second loop can be shorter than the first, and the third shorter still, but that is not necessary or even particularly important unless you are really running out of string.
The loops on the bottom will be the first and second ears. All the loops on the top are internal structural loops
step 2 step 2:
insert the working end through the top loops
the new loop just created by this action is the middle (third) ear
step 3 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 4 step 4:
bring the path of the working end back under the bottom part of the knot, then back through the top loops
step 5 step 5:
insert the working end through the first and second top loops (also known as all the top loops except for the last)
step 6 step 6:
bring the path of the working end down and over the fixed end, then through the second bottom ear loop
step 7 step 7:
bring the path of the working end back under the fixed end, then back through the first two top loops
step 8 step 8:
insert the working end through the first top loop
step 9 step 9:
bring the path of the working end down and over the fixed and, then through the first bottom ear loop
step 10 step 10:
bring the path of the working end back under the fixed end, then back through the first top loop
step 11 step 11:
carefully tighten up the knot by pulling on the ears and loose string ends
step 12 step 12:
shape the centre of the knot to make sure the knot has been formed correctly, then 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 2x6 knot Finished 2x6 Bao Knot


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