Chinese Knotting: Sauvastika Knot Interlocking Simple Knot Method
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The reason that I put the sauvastika knot into the
simple/overhand knot family is due to the fact that it is 2
interlocking simple knots. This method shows that most clearly,
and if one of the other methods get away from you, this is the
basic configuration and knowing this method can save the
situation for you.
- here we are starting with the left hand side (lhs)
and tie a loose overhand knot.
- the definition of overhand versus the much lesser
known underhand is to cross the working cord over the
- before passing the working end through the loop
- linking the backs, tie an underhand knot with the right
hand side (rhs) cord
- pass the rhs working end through the
lhs knot from front
- to back heading upwards
- pass the working end behind the standing
cord on rhs
- then front to back, pass the working end through the
rhs loop forming your second simple knot
- take the back loop of each simple knot
through the interlaced front part of the opposite simple knot,
while making sure that the top loop doesn't disappear.
- here, the back loop of the LHS simple knot is pulled
through the interlaced front part of the RHS simple knot.
pull firmly on all 4 ears to shape the body of the knot. An
even square/diamond shape with a nice hole in the middle is what
you are looking for. When removing slack and shaping the ears
be careful to keep the centre body tight as this knot is prone
to unravelling although, knowing this method, it is easy to
retrieve without retying the whole thing.
Creation Date: Tue Sep 28 11:46:01 PDT 2010
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