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Eternity Knot

 Eternity Knot


Description: The Eternity Knot is a wonderful decorative knot that can be tied with a single cord.

It's a great knot to use in Micro-Macrame jewelry designs, especially between beads.

In the Micro-Macrame section of this site, you will find a jewelry project featuring this knot.  It's called the Eternity Necklace.



I found this knot in Decorative Fusion Knots, written by J. D. Lenzen.

Visit his website by clicking on this link or image.

The video gallery contains tutorials for a variety of very unique and appealing decorative knots.

  Fusion Knots

Make a Loop  

Step 1: To practice, make a loop in the center of a cord that's at least 24 inches long.

Make sure the left passes over the right to make the crossing point at the bottom. Secure the end that is now on the left.

Push Bight Through Loop  

Step 2: Use the working end, which is on the right.

Fold it to make a bight (narrow fold), and push it through the loop from below.


Pass End Through Bight  

Step 3: Pull on the bight to tighten the first loop.

Move the working end around counter-clockwise, and pass it through the bight  over - under (from the front).



Design Tip: Sometimes it's easier to make the Eternity knot in your hands rather than on a surface.

In that case, make sure the bight is facing you, with the working end on the right. Pass the end through the bight from front to back.


Large Loop  

Step 4: When you finish step 3, a large loop will be present on your right.

Tighten the center portion of the knot by pulling on the lower portion of this loop.



Design Tip: When you are learning this decorative knot for the first time, the loop should be around 2 to 3 inches in size.  

Before moving on to the next step, make sure the secured end is the one on the bottom, especially if you made the knot in your hand.


Top Over Bottom  

Step 5: Make a figure eight design with the large loop by moving the top portion over the lower.

Secure the figure eight at the crossing point, if you are using a project board. You would hold the crossed area if you are making this knot in hand.


Pass End Through Loop  

Step 6: Bring the working end around from left to right (clockwise), and pass it through the right loop of the figure eight.

Make sure it goes through the loop under - over (from below). 


Design Tip:  Bring it through from back to front, if you are holding the cord.

Eternity Knot  

Tighten the Eternity Knot gradually, so that the center is wider than the loops on either side.

It should look like this image. Practice it again if it's deformed.

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