How to Make a Two-peg Spool Knit Paracord Lanyard




Introduction: How to Make a Two-peg Spool Knit Paracord Lanyard

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This video will show how to make a paracord lanyard using two pegs of a knitting spool.  More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog

The two-peg spool knit can be found in 'The Ashley Book of Knots' as #2878, a Square Loop Sinnet, along with other variations.

I used a 17 foot length of paracord for the finished 26 inch length lanyard shown in the video.  You can use more or less for your needs, and can do the knit directly from a long hank or spool of cord without having to cut it before hand.

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Just to provide more information... Using 2 prongs of a spool knitter is the same as a "knitting fork" or an even older version... a "lucet" (which has been successfully dated back to the vikings, but may even be older). Also, the tool that produces this knitted product is a lucet and the finished cord is also called lucet. Sorry, I participate in a re-enactment group and I make a lot of lucet cord with wool and cotton.

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Thanks for sharing the info. :) I have mentioned a lucet before with
spool knitting projects, linking to the wikipedia page on it, but being
in a blog post from back in 2007, it doesn't get too much traffic.

very nice bit of work! I'm start to play with spool knitting and hand knitting lanyards myself.

I'm curious as to where you got that carabiner

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I truly like the design it creates. But what happens when you apply pressure to both ends? Will the loops close up completely or will the remain as you made them? I am thinking in the way of a dog leash.

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The loops on the ends are fixed in size once the lanyard knot is tightened, not adjustable like a sliding loop or noose. You could tie a scaffold/multiple overhand sliding knot if you wanted adjustable end loops.

The knitted section can be stretchy depending on spacing of the pegs on the spool, closer together makes for a more solid and stiff rope feel, and spread out has a flexible feel.  If pegs are too far apart the knit is more likely to be uneven and snag on something.