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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Fancy Knotwork Tutorials => Topic started by: asemery on October 09, 2015, 03:57:40 PM

Title: Solomon Bar Cross (key fob/zipper pull) Tutorial
Post by: asemery on October 09, 2015, 03:57:40 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/asemery/solomon20bar20cross20001_zpsnp5wvunx.jpg)        (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/asemery/solomon20bar20cross20tutorial20015_zpszk0darw4.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/JeRmpEp.jpg?1)

For this tutorial I used 2 -  4" lengths of paracord.  The cords shoud be  folded so that the outer lengths are 1/2 the length if the inner. 
(http://i.imgur.com/KdqHDok.jpg)

One at a time take each outer end out of the loop it is going through,  thread it through the split ring and back through the loop. 
(http://i.imgur.com/5mCfCAv.jpg)

Tie four more knots. 
(http://i.imgur.com/NbynYAW.jpg)

Reverse the whole shebang and 2" from the last knot begin knotting in the opposite direction.
(http://i.imgur.com/bbKwhc0.jpg)

Tie total of eight knots in this direction. 
(http://i.imgur.com/568uzJp.jpg)

Turn the cross and 3/4" from the body begin left side of cross.  Tie three knots.
(http://i.imgur.com/yizt7cT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R3S32yx.jpg)

To tighten this side bar pull out the center 2 strands from the body and one at a time tighten the side knots.
(http://i.imgur.com/swrm1rM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/STKBhMA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zwdZL8N.jpg)
 (http://i.imgur.com/IKudhec.jpg)

Repeat on other side.
(http://i.imgur.com/UYkwAJ0.jpg)
The knot is complete. Trim and sear the ends
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An aleternate start is to make a loop and tie a knot around it with a separate cord.  A1 - short end,  B - long end.
Once again you will be knotting with the shorter cords. A1 and A2.  Cord B in photo naturally positions itself to the right  beside the other long cord.  Tie four more knots.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/asemery/solomon20bar20cross20tutorial20001_zpsec5mlpre.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/oLOUHcz.jpg)

Then proceed as explained above.