This knot was one of the rare requests I get for special knots. A theme party seemed to call for this choker, or maybe she was just being nice and chose to read it that way. One of life’s little lessons (that means I learned it the hard way): when someone is going out of her way to be nice in one of these >little< ways, let them. To not do so is an insult to their thoughtful considerations. Because I had already learned this lesson, and because the request came from My Lady Rose, I jumped at the chance.
The basic design is the standard spaced carrick bends with alternating lead entries so that it lies flat, instead of spiraling. The latch was made with a button knot on one side, and a loop with slide closure on the other. It was well recieved at the party and has been worn since, a good sign. As lagniappe if you can wear it around your throat, you may usually wear it around your wrist as a bracelet if you use two full wraps laying beside each other with the catch on the bottom.
This design also makes an excellent hat band if “made to fit” with no closure. It also makes an excellent belt for women’s casual wear. In some of the older knotting books I have seen, they also recommend it for casual wear by men. I am a sport but I have never been that big of a sport, even when hanging around boats where such things are given extra leeway.
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