How to Tie the Lanyard Knot

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Introduction: How to Tie the Lanyard Knot

Many people including myself have had trouble following the Stormdrane youtube video on tying the lanyard knot so i have done some research and found the solution!

Step 1: Materials

All you need is a reasonable length of para cord or whatever you wish to use.

Step 2: First Step

The first thing you are going to do is to make a bight that leaves you with to congruent ends.
Then you are going to put your ring finger through the bight.

Step 3: Starting the Knot

Make a loop just like the one in the picture and place it over the top strand.
Bring the top strand under the bottom strand.

Step 4: The Most Important Part

Now you take the top stand from the previous picture and feed it over the first part of the loop under itself and back over the remainder of the loop.

Step 5: Doubling

Now take the bottom stand and take it around the part of the top strand nearest to the bight and than come up through the diamond shape in the middle.
Do the same for the top strand.

Step 6: Finishing

When you take it off your finger it should look like this.
Work out the slack by pulling on the bight and the two strands.

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33 Discussions

This is by far the easiest way I have seen to do this knot, thank you and well done!

Great ible!! Thank you!

The second picture in step 5 is not clear enough, possibly because the picture is too small.

The first couple of times I tied this knot, I came back to go over your steps. And I could not for the life of me figure out how to make this knot slide in order to tighten a lanyard or drawstring. Until I realized that this knot is the same one that I saw to put some cord on my water bottle and it hit me, I can just put my loop through the center of the knot! And now I can tie it without instruction. It is fast becoming my favorite knot. Thank you!

THANK YOU!! this is by far superior to what I have found online! Great Job!!!

Good going man, clear instructions, easy to follow, my lanyard (diamond) knot turned out absolutely perfect. many thanks bro!

I want to use this under a monkey's fist so I hope I can use the two strands leaving the fist as the bight. Here goes..

i made this but i cant tighten it to look like that. any tips?

How does this work for tying a lanyard knot in the middle of a very long rope, say 100 feet, with other lanyard knots tied in it? I cannot see feeding that much rope through the loops as this demonstration shows.

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jolora - one of the "tricks" to learn is to push a "bight" of cord through and then pull the long part through - fast and easy, with no extra twists to the cord.

-or-
wind the excess cord around a spool so you only have to pull a short bit through
each time....

Absolutely the simplest, easiest tutorial for this knot I've found, and I've tried a few!!! Many thanks for posting this!!!

This is the best tutorial I've ever found. It even beats the videos easily. I couldn't get it with the others, it got with this one on the first try. Thanks for posting it.

This was the easiest way to tie this knot I've seen so far. Thanks for the tutorial.

this is the best tutorial i have found on the web, the others are too confusing, great work

Hmmm. Having trouble tightening it to look like this. Any tips?