An New Way Of Tying Familiar Knots, This Hot Sauce Bottle Is Worth Seeing.

A New Way To Tie Turk'S Heads Covering A Hot Suace Bottle.

A New Way To Tie Turk'S Heads Covering A Hot Suace Bottle.

I again asked The Lady Rose if she had any requests. She said she wanted something new and different. In an avocation as old as this one, and with as many of my knots as she has seen, I had to think hard.  What I came up with was this, the same old Turk’s Head knots, but with a new treatment. If you look at the border between the black Turk’s Head on the bottom of the bottle and the white Turk’s Head just above it, you will see my idea in action. The two knots encroach into each other, but in a very regular and even fashion. This makes for an alternating wave interface that is – to me – brand new.

The usual knot inventory starts here:

The white knot at the top is a 5 Lead X 6 Bight Turk’s Head knot, doubled.

The knot covering the shoulders of the bottle is a Gaucho knot of 2 passes, 17 Leads X 6 Bights.

Below that is a bi-color Turk’s Head knot of 4 Lead X 11 Bights, doubled with 1 white and 1 black paracord.

The featured knots on this piece are a pair of 7 Lead X 6 Bight Turk’s Head knots. They were tied so that they encroach – or interlace – their edge bights. This makes for a very unusual cresting wave look. The only problem is now I’ll have to do more of these Teufel Knoten.

I would even more than usual like to know what you think about these knots. Have you ever seen the like before, or is it new to you also?

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