An attractive alternative top the two strand lanyard (diamond) knot is what I call the herringbone lanyard knot shown on the left. Diamond/lanyard knot shown on right. The herringbone is slightly larger.

Step 1:

Put a temporary seizing and form two loops.

Step 2:

Bring each end around its neighbor and up through its own bight.

Step 3:

Bring left hand cord down through the bottom bight - going to the right of the parallel cord.

Step 4:

Turn the knot over and repeat with the second cord.

Step 5:

Bring either end over two strands and under a crossing pair of strands.

Step 6:

Repeat with other end.

Step 7:

Knot is complete.

Step 8:

After tightening you can see the herringbone pattern.

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