International Guild of Knot Tyers

Solomon Man

 

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To make Solomon Man, you need 1 metre of jute or cotton string.

Make foot loops 100mm from the middle.Click to see full size image for Step 1 First half knot.Click to see full size image for Step 2 Second half knot, opposite to the first one completes a flat (square) knot.Click to see full size image for Step 3
Pull tight leaving loops for feet.Click to see full size image for Step 4 Next half knot, opposite to the last one. Pull tight. Keep core straight.Click to see full size image for Step 5 Continue half knots - each one opposite to the previous one. Stop with 40mm loop for head.Click to see full size image for Step 6
Tie a Thumb knot.Click to see full size image for Step 7 Click to see full size image for the completed man  

Try different materials and colours. Flat knots on a core are also called Solomon bars - hence our friend's name.