The Four Knots

The Four Knots! Bracelet makers who’ve been doing this a long time should know all of these, but if you’re new, then it’s okay!

The Forward Knot

  1. Take the left string and make the number ‘4’.
  2. Take the end that overlaps the right string and tuck it underneath it.
  3. Pull it through and drag it all the way up to the top of your string.
  4. Do this one more time. (You always to this to make your knots stand out!)

The Backward Knot

  1. Take the right string and make a backwards ‘4’.
  2. Take the end that overlaps the left string and tuck it underneath it.
  3. Pull it through and bring it all the way up to the top of your string.
  4. Repeat once more.

Forward-Backward Knot

  1. Make a forward ‘4’, take the part that overlaps the other string and tuck it underneath, and bring it to the top. (Steps 1-3 of a forward knot, don’t do step 4)
  2. Now you’re going to make a backward ‘4’, take the part that overlaps the other string, pull it through, and bring it to the top. (Step 1-3 of a backward knot, don’t do step 4).

If you did this right, then the string that you knotted with should be back in it’s original position as before – on the left of the other string!

Backward-Forward Knot

  1. This is basically the same as the forward-backward knot, except you first start off with the backward ‘4’, take the part that overlaps the other string, and pull it to the top. (Steps 1-3 of a backward knot, don’t do step 4)
  2. Now you’re going to make a forward ‘4’, take the part that over laps the other string and tuck it underneath, and bring it to the top. (Steps 1-3 of a forward knot, don’t do step 4)

If you did this right, then the string you knotted with should be in the same position as you started with before – on the right of the other string!

Questions? Leave them in your comments!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s