A Hot Sauce Bottle Decorated With A Turk’S Head Knot With A Reptile-Like Pattern


Reptile Patterned Turk's Head And Others On A Hot Sauce Bottle.

Reptile Patterned Turk's Head And Others On A Hot Sauce Bottle.

I live with someone who is willing to accept my obsession with knots. As an attempt to at least meet her halfway I try to make things she would like to see around the house. I asked The Lady Rose if there were anything she might like that I had not made or hadn’t made lately. She said she would like to see if I could make something in a lizard skin pattern. What could I do but try after I had solicited the idea? This is that try at lizard skin.

Starting from the top, the knots are:

A 3 Lead X 14 Bight Turk’s Head knot tied in gutted black paracord.

An 8 Lead X 7 Bight Turk’s Head knot, doubled.

A 5 Lead X 14 Bight Turk’s Head knot of green paracord. This also carries the short length of Solomon’s Bar square knotted sinnet. The white core strands of the sinnet then surface and are tied in a Chinese Button knot, doubled. The ends are trimmed in a random length tassel of sorts.

The top knot on the body of the bottle is a Gaucho knot.

The featured knot on this bottle is the requested reptile patterned knot. This is a 17 Lead X 16 Bight Turk’s Head knot of two colors of paracord. The broken color pattern was as close as I could come to lizard skin on the first shot, The Lady Rose is happy … so I am happy.

The bottom knot is another Gaucho knot.

I would appreciate knowing what you think of the reptile look knot, and of anything else on the site as well. Thoughtful critique or raving praise are equally accepted. Thanks for your time and effort:
William

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