A easy way to tie this confusing knot used as a horse halter. The extra loops that make up a fiador knot make it ideal for use as a lanyard.
For an alternate way to tie the knot See
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Fold cord in half and bring folded end over itself to form upper loop of fiador
Bring the 2 ends under the loop to form the bottom loops of the fiador
Turn the bottom strand of the upper loop over the top strand and shift the inner circle to the left over the outer circle (circle made inn step 1)
Bring right hand end over, under the two strands of the loop
Bring left hand end - under, over the two strands
and bring that same end under everything and up through the inner loop as shown
Bring the remaining end under and up through the outer loop
Grab the two ends and the upper loop in one hand, and the two lower loops in the other hand and pull in opposite directions to form the knot
[b]Slowly[/b], one strand at a time tighten the knot to form the fiador
You can use it as it stands or tie another fiador above it as I did here
If you are going to cut 0ff the ends close to the fiador: For security tie the ends together with a constrictor knot. Push the constrictor as close to the crown and wall before tightening it and trimming the ends. For synthetic material trim the ends and sear them together with a flame