Introduction: Trilobite Knot
This knot is based on the trilobite knot presented in "Decorative Fusion Knots" by J. D, Lenzen.
The original version used paracord and the ends were melted.
I had to make changes so that natural material can be used.
You will need a hemostat (forceps, needle nose pliers)
Middle your cord to make the loop for your trilobite.
Bring the right hand end over the loop forming a small bight.
Bring the other over, under the loop and up through the bight.
Step 4: Tie the First Segment
Each segment consists of three motions
First motion: Bring right hand end R around the bight.
Second motion: Bring Left hand end L over, under two and over.
Third motion: Bring R over two and under one.
Repeat motion one.
Repeat motion two.
Repeat motion three.
Continue in this manner until desired length is met.
Wit hemostat grab an end and pull it through the loops on one side
Flip the knot over and repeat with the other end.
Step 13: Tightening the Knot
This is a gradual process DO NOT try to take all the slack out in one go. It takes several rounds if tugging.
Start on either side and pull on the bight nearest the loop.
Flip the knot and tug un the second night (takes out the slack from bight one).
Flip the knot and tug on the next bight
Flip and repeat.
Flip and repeat.
Continue in this manner until the slack from the last bight is removed. Red X
That will lead to one of the ends. Pull on this end to complete the first round of tightening.
Repeat this process several times until all the slack is removed.
Question 2 years ago on Step 19
What is the length of rope you use. This a pretty cool knot
Answer 2 years ago
Thank you. I used about 3" (one meter) of cotton cord for this project. There were about 8" left over to be cut off.
You can make the trilobite as long or short as you want. You do not have to stick with the size that I made.
Reply 2 years ago
Thank you, I appreciate it.