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Double Zipper

 
Double Zipper
 
 

Description: The Double Zipper is reversible, with two colors switched front to back.  Make sure you know how to tie the regular Zipper Sennit before you get started.

This decorative knot is a bit wider than the regular Zipper Sennit, and makes a great Paracord bracelet.

You can use it to make jewelry, key chains, belts, and other Macrame projects where you need a flat band of knots.

 

 

This design was found on the Fusion Knots website, under the name Back to Back Zipper Bar.

Click on the link or image to visit the website.

The video gallery contains tutorials for this pattern and other interesting knotting techniques and designs.

 

Fusion Knots Website

 



Step 1: You need two 60-inch cords to practice the Double Zipper (two colors).
 
 
Bight Thru Loop  

Make a loop with the first cord, crossing left over right (color A).

Fold the end now on the right to make a bight, and pass it into the loop under - over (from below).

 

 
Optional Loop for Clasp  

Pull on the left end to tighten the loop around the bight.

To make a clasp, pull down on the lower area to leave a small loop. Securing it to your board will help.

 

 
Second Cord  

Step 2: Pass the second cord (color B) through the bight, passing over the right area of the bight, and under at the left. 

Make sure it's horizontal for now, and secure it as needed.

 

 
Left End - Color A  

Step 3: Form the next bight with the left end of color A.  

Pass it into the previous bight under - over (from below).

 


Step 3, continued:  Pull on the right end of color A to tighten the first bight around the second one.

Reduce the size of the new bight by pulling on the left end.


 
Right End - Color A  

Step 4: Form the next bight with the right end of color A.  

Pass it through the bight made in step 3, under - over (from below).

Pull on the left end of color A to tighten, then adjust the size of the new bight.

 

 

Important: Whenever you are working in the front of the Double Zipper, the new bights (color A) enter the previous ones under - over (from below).

When you work in the back, it's the opposite: The new bights (color B) enter the previous ones over - under (from the top).


Each time you switch sides, you make two bights, one with each end.  

It's important to tighten the one previously made, before you adjust the size of the new one.

 


Step 5: Flip over the knot so you are working in the back.

 
Right End - Color B  

Make the next bight with the right end of color B.

Pass it through the bight from step 4 over - under (from the top). 

Tighten the previous bight and adjust the size.

 

 
Left End - Color B  

Step 6: The next bight is made with the left end of color B

Pass it through the previous bight over - under.

Tighten the bight made in step 5.

 

 
Left End - Color A   Step 7: Flip the design to the front again.

The next bight is made with the left end of color A

It's passed through under - over (from below).
 

 
Right End - Color A  

Step 8: Use the right end of color A next, passing the bight through under - over.

 

Continue alternating from back to front, until the Double Zipper is the size you need (steps 5 - 8).

 

 
Pass End Through   Step 9: The best place to stop is in the back.

Pass the end of color B through the previous bight over - under (from the top).

Tighten the bight (color A) firmly around the end.
 

 
Side View   This is a side view of the completed sennit.

Notice that it's thicker than a regular chain of knots, which are usually flat.
 

 
  Front View   This shows the detail for the front of the Double Zipper sennit.  
 



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