Hot Sauce Bottle #04; Turk’s Head Variants Completely Cover This Bottle


Hot Sauce Bottle #4; covered in Turk's Head variants.

Hot Sauce Bottle #4; covered in Turk's Head variants.

As I was trying to figure out what to write today’s post about, I heard a noise coming from the shelf that holds the hot sauce bottles. It occurred to me that I had not posted anything about them in a little while. Was it a starstruck bottle making the noise? Beats me, but it gave me the idea for this post.

This is labeled as Hot Sauce Bottle #4. If you have looked around my site, you know I had posted several of these bottles before I gave in and started numbering them. Trying to come up with titles that were different enough to be identifiable and accurate enough to be meaningful was becoming difficult. I figured if they were all running together for me, you had no hope of knowing if you had already seen any particular bottle. Numbers are easy to track — so numbers it is.

The knots used on this bottle are, from the top:

The cap on this bottle is covered by a round wooden bead which makes it easier to put on a nice looking knot. This one has a Turk’s Head knot of 8 Leads X 7 Bights. It is tied with an open weave — done with gutted paracord. It makes a handsome knot which also greatly improves the grip.

The neck of the bottle is covered by a white Turk’s Head of 9 Leads X 7 Bights, doubled. It has a weave of over 2, under 2, over 2, under 2.

The black knot covering the shoulders of the bottle is a Turk’s Head of 7 Leads X 6 Bights, doubled in paracord. It has a weave of over 2, under 2, over 2 — starting from the bottom.

The white knot covering the top of the body of the bottle is a Gaucho knot of 2 passes. It has a finished count of 17 Leads X 15 Bights, and an over 2 under 2 weave.

The black knot that comes next is a Turk’s Head of 9 Leads X 7 Bights, doubled. This knot also has an over 2, under 2 weave.

The 2 thin knots at the bottom, one white, the other black, are Spanish ring knots.

Thank you for coming by my site. If you have any ideas for ways in which I could improve either my knots or my site, please let me know. I greatly appreciate any comments. Come back again:

William

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