A Hot Sauce Bottle With Turk’s Head Knots, Pineapple Knots, And A Spanish Ring Knot


A bottle covered in Turk's Head variants.

A bottle covered in Turk's Head variants.

As I was scanning through my pictures to find something worthy of a post, I discovered this bottle. It was long ago given away, and counting Leads and Bights from photographs of a bottle that only show one side is dicey, at best. Please don’t hold me to a strict accounting of this description — I don’t think it will pass an audit. Now that I have put in a disclaimer worthy of a politician:

The top knot is a 9 Lead X 5 Bight Turk’s Head, doubled, in black paracord.

The shoulders of the bottle are covered by a white Gaucho knot of 1 pass, with an under 2 over 2 weave.

Below that, the first knot on the main body of the bottle is a 5 Lead X 11 Bight Turk’s Head knot, doubled, in black.

The focal point on this bottle is a Turk’s Head knot of 9 Leads X 8 Bights, doubled, in black — the Pineapple interweave is done in doubled white paracord.

The bottom knot is a Spanish Ring knot of 2 passes, in white.

If you look closely at the main knot, the bi-color Pineapple interweave, the edges are not done in the typical way. Most interweaves are carried to the last bight at the edge or even looped beyond it. My Lady Rose likes a bolder, more defined look at the edges on this type of knot. This knot was tied with the interweave passing through the second hole from the edge of the base Turk’s Head. The clearly defined black rim around the knot made her happy with the look of this bottle — and if she’s happy, I’m happy.

Thank you for dropping in to watch the parade of knots. Come back again — as with all parades, the view at this one keeps changing. See you next time:
William

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