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 Caged Solomon Bar


Caged Solomon Bar

 
Description:   The Caged Solomon Bar features the Square Knot, but something unique is done with the filler cords.  This decorative knot design looks best with two colors, so the loops are highlighted.

Both the front and back look nice, so this knot could be used to make a Macrame belt that's reversible.  The image above shows the front of the knot.  The images below show the back.

There is a loop at the top, forming the base for this design.  You can use it as a clasp for a bracelet or belt.  On the other end, tie a button knot or add a regular button or bead.


Children and beginners new to Macrame will need to learn how to tie the Square Knot before trying this variation.


Parachute cord is used in the example shown.  It needs to be prepared and finished by melting the tips with a flame.
 



I found this pattern on the Fusion Knots website

Designs by JD Lenzen

Click on the image or link to visit his site. 

The video gallery contains tutorials for a wide variety of combination knots and techniques.

Fusion Knots



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Loop Base


 
Step 1:  Cut two cords at least 60 inches long, to practice the Caged Solomon Bar.

In the example below, the filler cord is yellow and the working cord is blue.


Loop

Make a loop in the center of the working cord, crossing right over left.

Pass the filler cord through the loop, under - over as shown.  Match the ends to center it.



Position

Move the left portion of the filler cord over the front of the crossed area of the working cord.

The right portion should be moved to the back.



Step 1


Start the first half of a RIGHT SK by moving the working cord on the right over the fillers.

Bring them under the working cord on the left.



Step 2

Move the working cord on the left under the two fillers.  Pass it over the curved portion of the working cord on the right as you pull it out.

Adjust the size of the loop and pull on the ends firmly, to tighten the knot.




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Caged Solomon Bar



Fold Filler

Step 2:  Move the filler cord on the right over the working cord on the right. 

Fold it and bring it back to where it started, passing under the working cord.





Step 1

Now you make the second half of a RIGHT SK:

Move the working cord on the left over the fillers and under the working cord on the right.



Step 2

Move the working cord on the right under the two fillers.  Pass it over the curved portion of the working cord on the left.

Tighten the Square knot firmly by pulling on the ends of the working cord first.  Tighten the loop by pulling on the lower portion of the filler.  Make sure it's not twisted.



Loop

Step 3:  Move the filler cord on the left over the working cord on the left. 

Fold it and bring it back to where it started, passing under the working cord.




Step 1
 

Start the next RIGHT Square knot (first half):

Move the working cord on the right over the fillers and under the working cord on the left.



Step 2

Move the working cord on the left under the two fillers.  Pass it over the curved portion of the working cord on the right.

Tighten the knot and the loop, as you did the previous one.



Designer's Tip:  When tying each half of the SK, you should always be starting with the working cord that is not holding the loop. 



Alternate

Step 4:  Repeat steps 2 and 3 several more times.

Alternate between the left and right fillers to make the loops.




Front and Back

Here are the front and back views of the Caged Solomon Bar. 

The portion you've been looking at while constructing the bar is considered the back.


 

Finishing: To use this design for a bracelet or belt, add a button knot, bead or regular button to the FILLER CORDS.

The best button knot to use is the Knife Knot, also called the Diamond Knot.  It won't have a loop at the top.

Finish off the working cords with the most appropriate technique for the material you are using.




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