Description: The Alternating
Half Hitch is usually tied to form a chain, also
called a sennit
In the example shown here, one cord holds the
knot and the other one
is used to tie the Half Hitch. Then
In some vintage patterns, the name of this
knot is the Chain Stitch. In
more modern texts, this design is sometimes
called the Zigzag Braid.
This decorative knot can be used to make a
simple bracelet or necklace, as well as a
handbag handle. Belts, wind chimes, and
other long items can also be made with this
knotting technique, too.
The Two Tone Planter
is a Macrame project that shows you how this
knot is used to make decorative sennits that
Hitch Patterns are variations
of the Alternating Half Hitch. Each of the
designs on that page feature the use of a separate
holding cord. Two working cords are
used to tie the knots onto the holding cord,
instead of each other.
Be sure to read that page, especially if you
are a beginner.