Cord: Either side of a length of yarn that has been folded in half. A single length of yarn once folded,
yields two cords. Individuals cords are numbered and used to form knots.
Filler Cord(s): Cord(s) around which knots are formed by working cords.
Mount: To incorporate a new length of yarn into a project using a knot.
Working Cord(s): Cord(s) used to form knots.
Larks Head Knot: Fold one length of yarn in half. Place the loop over and behind the dowel. Pull the ends of the yarn through the loop and tighten.
Fold one length of yarn in half. Place the loop over and behind the dowel. Pull the ends of the yarn through the loop and tighten.
Step 1: Number the cords 1-4 from left to right. The outer cords (1 and 4) are the working cords,
and the inner cords(2 and 3) are the filler cords and will remain in place.
Step 2: Bring cord 1 in front of cords 2 and 3 and behind cord 4.
Step 3: Bring cord 4 behind cords 2 and 3, then forward between cords 1 and 2 (through the loop created by cord 1) so that it is hanging in front of cord 1.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 using the opposite cords as follows: Bring cord 1 in front of cords 2 and 3 and behind cord 4.
Step 5: Bring cord 4 behind cords 2 and 3 then forward between cords 3 and 1 (through the loop created by cord 1).
Step 6: Pull the two outer cords to tighten the knot.
Double Half Hitch Knot (Clove Hitch Knot):
Can be made horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
Step 1: Determine filler cord and position in desired direction if needed. Take first working cord and place it behind the filler cord.
Step 2: Bring the working cord towards you and around the filler cord, forming a loop around the filler cord (1 half hitch completed).
Step 3: With the same working cord and filler cord, repeat Step 2, creating another loop and threading the tail behind the second loop.
Step 4: Gently tighten the working cords around the filler cord. Repeat Steps 2-4 to make a straight line of double half hitch knots.