Chinese Knotting: The Chinese Button Knot Method 1
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lace the cord through your fingers with your palm facing up
the midpoint of the knot wil be under your fingers at the back of
fold each end of the cord over your fingers
the direction is unimportant as long as you are consistent
in this case, the chosen direction is counter-clockwise.
loop each end in a semi-circular fashion.
lace each end under it's respective standing part where they curve
over your fingers
at this point you have a Carrick Bend.
each end should again travel in a semi-circle, then be tucked
under the knot through to the diamond in the centre
the other landmark to keep in mind is that the working ends must
pass the loop that is around your fingers before being tucked
under the rest of the knot.
once you have pulled the ends through the diamond which is the
bottom of the knot you are done with the first stage of tying
you now have a disk of material resting on your hand
pull on the ends and the loop around your fingers while pushing
the edges of the disk towards your hand.
at this point, it is safe to simply pull firmly on the middle loop
and the ends
most of your first stage of tightening will be accomplished by
Chinese Button Knot with Big Loop
with a big loop, this finished version of the knot is functionally
equivalent to the knot as it would be in sequence with other
Chinese Button Knot with Small Loop
there is often a danger of the small loop at the top of the knot
getting sucked into the body of the knot and lost
if that happens, just use tweezers or a knitting needle (crochet
hook, etc) to fish the loop back out.
Chinese Button Knot with No Loop
or you may want there to be no loop at the top
it's your choice.
Finished Flattened Chinese Button
Back at step 7 before much tightening had
occured, if you then pulled both ends out, a flat version of the
Chinese Button Knot is formed
Creation Date: Sat Apr 27 01:20:00 PDT 2002
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