This is the next piece in my LED collection. Starting from the left / lens end:
A 7 Lead X 6 Bight Turk’s Head in single paracord.
A Pineapple knot tied with a nested pair of 5 Lead X 4 Bight Turk’s Head knots.
A Spanish Ring Knot.
A 6 Lead X 5 Bight Turk’s Head knot in doubled paracord.
PPPPP: Between the last two knots I had to squeeze in a single strand of paracord to carry the button knot – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance – or so they used to tell me.
I have also solved the question of the knot that I thought might be some offshoot of a blind date between a Turk’s Head knot and a Headhunter knot. It is a Gaucho knot of two passes with an over 2, under 2,over 2, under 2, weave. I tie my knots in hand and somehow had started including my method as part of the definition of a knot and its name. This knot was tied differently than I tied my Gaucho knots, and therefore I assumed that it wasn’t / couldn’t be a Gaucho knot. I put a Gaucho knot of 4 passes on another hot sauce bottle and the light came on; after vivisection, the structure of both knots was verified as being the same. When I tied the questioned knot by my Gaucho method, it not only came out the same, but it was easier to tie. I will never do it the old way again! I do still like the knot though, it fills up one of my which-knot-will-take-up-this-much-space problems. I also particularly like its looks when doubled once or twice; I guess I still like that traditional look.
I have a question: does all this information make for a better experience, or is it too much of an unneeded thing? Would you rather look at the pictures unencumbered by the reading? After all, you could ask in a comment if you need to know about one knot. Let me know your preference and it shall be done.
Thank you for stopping by and for all this reading: