Introduction: 2 Bight Turk's Head Knot
The 2 bight turk's head knot is perfect for key ring fobs, lanyards, zipper, pulls, etc.
The top TH is a 2 bight. 7 lead
The longer white TH is a 2 bight, 5 lead
The shorter white TH is a 2 bight 3 lead
Leave about one foot tail on the left and attach your cord to a pencil or small diameter dowel. Wrap your cord around pencil two times.
Bring end of cord down over these turns and under the pencil.
Bring end of cord around pencil two times going over the cord as shown.
Bring end of cord from right to left going under, over, under and over.
The basic TH is complete. Now begin to double the knot by bringing the Working End parallel to the tail going under, then over, under and over.
Then from right to left going under, over, under, and over
Continue from left to right
And complete the doubling.
Remove the knot from the pencil and bring the Working End through the knot
Likewise bring the tail end through the knot forming the loop for the TH. Tighten the knot.
You must now tie the 2 strand knot of your choice to prevent the tail from going back through the knot.
Here are instructions for tying the diamond/lanyard knot. The pencil is there to show how the knot is formed.
Make a small loop with the right hand cord. (cord A)
Bring this loop over the left hand cord.(cord B)
Bring B under A and then over, under, over. Remove pencil.
Bring either end around cord that exits from the TH and through center of the diamond.
Do the same with the remaining end and tighten. The knot is complete
You can make this knot longer, Here I show going around three tines before the doubling process
And for the simplest go around one time before doubling the knot. This makes the 2 bight, 3 lead TH shown in the introduction