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Single Strand Star Knot Tutorial

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by asemery, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. asemery

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    This single strand sar knot is based on the instructions in the "Harrison Book of Knots". I corrrected one misleading drawing and now show how to finish the knot.
    The star knot is a series of cow hitches tied first around a starting rod and then around previously tied cow hitches. Each cow hitch forms one point to the star
    Step 1 Tie cowhitch around starting rod (dowel, pencil, etc.) leaving 4" tail on right.
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    Step 2 Make small loop and bring Working End Over 1 strand, Under 1, Across, up Under 1, Over 1, Under 1 and through the small loop. This completes the second cow hitch.
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    Step 3 Bring tail over to left.
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    Step 4 Make small loop and bring the WE up through small loop of previous cow hitch. Tie third cow hitch just as you did in step 2 this time you will be going around 2 strands
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    Step 5 repeat Step 4 - this completes the 4th cow hitch.
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    Step 6 Closing the knot adds 2 cow hitches (points) to the knot - make at as large as you want.
    Bring WE from left top right adjacent to starting rod and up through last small loop. Remove rod.
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    Tie fifth cow hitch exactly as before. When you do the last 2 Under 2 sequence go under the small loop as well.
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    Bring WE parallel to adjacent strand fron meft to right through 2 loops.
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    Continue adjacent up through small loop.
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    Over 2, Under 2 and across through 2 loops.
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    Continue up Under 2, Over 2 and under 3 (the 2 stands of the cow hitch and the small loop).
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    Bring tail through the jnot adjacebnt to the WE
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    Tighten knot.
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    Here is a single strand star knot I made to frame a small photograph
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  2. Brules

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    Very nice work. Thank you.
     
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  3. asemery

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    Here is the tutorial as it appeared in the now defunct KHWW website. It is taken from the "Harrison Book of Knots". I had to convert a pdf document to jpeg. Please excuse the split images.

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  4. Essexman

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    Somehow missed this, many thanks for posting.