Medicine Bottle #38; A bi-color pineapple interweave makes this a bold looking bottle. Sometime size isn’t everything … of course, at times, size alone wins the day. This bottle allow free choice on your philosophy for the day. This is the next piece from the “Medicine Bottle With Knots Collection”.
The knots used on this bottle are, from the top:
The black ring at the top of the bottle is a Spanish Ring knot, of 2 passes in black paracord. This knot also functions as the carrier for the Sailor’s Knife Lanyard knot, which forms the button. Both ends were left long to act as a rough tassel.
The feature knot on this bottle, and the star by appearance, is the bi-color pineapple interweave. The base knot was a Turk’s Head of 9 Leads X 8 Bights, tied in single strands of white paracord. The pineapple interweave is not the usual item. My Lady Rose like the look of a very defined border at the edge o a complex knot. One way to achieve this is to tie the pineapple interweave so that it stops one crossing/tuck short of where it usually would. This leaves a 3 strand border the color of the base knot. I struggled and puzzled over this at first, partly because of the mechanics of something I had never done, partly because in all the books I read it just wasn’t done. Being a self-directed / independent type guy has its advantages. 28 seconds of stressful worry about tying a knot differently than the wizards say you should almost made that one sip of Cuba Libra taste a little off. Then I tied the knot the way I thought My Lady Rose would like. She was happy — so I was happy — the wizards can fend for themselves, they didn’t get where they are by being delicate of constitution.
I find this knot very handsome. The extra thick borders have grown onto my definition of a good pineapple knot. It helps that it looks fine, and forms an excellent grip.
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