Introduction: Manrope Knot Whisk Broom

The manrope knot (a..k.a wall and crown knot} is a decorative stopper knot tied at the end of a 2 or 4 strand rope.

I am showing three separate cords to show how the knot is tied.

I used 3 strands of sisal cord to make the whisk broom.

I will use the soft cotton brush shown being made in the instructable as a keyboard brush.

Step 1:

I started with three strands and tied a constrictor knot about 4" from the left hand end.

If you are using one rope tie a constrictor knot and unlay the rope to. this point.

Tie a wall knot, - each strand goes under the neighboring strand

Step 2:

Above this tie a crown knot - Each strand comes out of the crown knot directly above a neighboring wall knot.

Step 3:

Each strand in this 3 strand example parallels itself around the knot going under a wall bight and under a crown bight

Step 4:

Take strand A under the wall bight.

Step 5:

And under the crown.bight.

Step 6:

Do the same thing with the second strand.

Step 7:

And with the third.

Step 8:

Now the three strands must be pulled through the knot.

Bring a hemostat (needle nose pliers) under a crossing point and bring the corrersponding strand through.

Step 9:

Do the same with the second strand.

Step 10:

And with the remaining strand. Tighten.

Step 11:

Now comes the very tedious part. Unlay each strand.

Step 12:

And begin to comb out to separate all the strands. This will take a long time and is very tedious.