Introduction: Single Strand Lanyard

The loops can be fixed or adjustable in size. The hammer carrier is a fixed size example.

Please be aware of the hazards of wearing a lanyard around your neck. This lanyard does not have a break-away feature. I carry the wrist lanyard only around the palm and back of my hand for the same reason.

Step 1:

Tie overhand knot in cord where you want to position the ,loops.

Step 2:

Bring cord ends trough overhand knot to make loops of desired size.

Step 3:

With right hand end make a bight in back.

Step 4:

With left hand end make a bight in front.

Step 5:

In the next two steps:

A will go underneath everything and up through bight a.

B will go over everything and down through bight b

Step 6:

A up through bight.

Step 7:

B down through bight

Step 8:

In the next two steps:

B will go under everything and up through bight b.

A goes over everything and down through bight a.

Step 9:

B under and up through bight.

Step 10:

A over and down through the bight.

Step 11:

The base of the knot is now complete. Gradually remove slack and move the base so that is positioned atop and covering the overhand knot.

Take any strand and follow its corresponding strand in the base knot (1 and 1a)

Step 12:

First tuck.

Step 13:

2nd tuck. Make two more tucks with this first strand. The last tuck will exit the knot adjacent to the second strand

Step 14:

Repeat the four tucks with the second strand.

Now work all the slack out of the knot. Cut each end as close as possible to the completed knot. Take a blunt awl and push the exposed ends back into the knot. Push and adjust the adjoining strands to hide the ends.

Step 15:

If the knot is tied WITHOUT the locking overhand it will slide to give adjustable size loops.Put on a temporary seizing and proceed as described above,