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Kinky Lovers Knot

 
 
Kinky Lover's Knot
 

The Kinky Lovers Knot is a unique historical knot suitable for many types of Macrame projects.

It's sometimes called the Double Figure Eight knot.

You can use this decorative knot to make a simple necklace, by adjusting the loop at the top so it's large enough to fit over your head.

Since this knot has a loop, you can use it as a clasp for a bracelet or belt. 


2017 Update:  Images and text have been changed.  Contact me if you need the original page.

 

 

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

Visit his website by clicking on the link or image.

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

  Fusion Knots
 



Step 1: To practice, you need one cord, at least 20 inches long.

 
 
Loop 1
 

Step 1: Fold a cord in half and secure it at the center.  Make a counter-clockwise loop with the left half of the cord.

Pass it under the vertical segment to make the crossing point on the left.  Mentally label it loop 1.

 

 
Loop 2
 

Step 2: Move the left half to the right to make a clockwise loop, passing over the vertical segment near the center of the cord. 

This creates loop 2 of the Figure 8 knot.

Bring it down to the first loop, and pass it through under - over (from below).   Secure the cord on the left.




Designer's Tip:  Now is a good time to reduce the size of the Kinky Lovers knot. Don't tighten it too much, since you need room for the other steps.

Try to keep loop 2 close to the center of the cord.  The Figure 8 knot should be vertical.


 
Right Half
 

Step 3: Pass the right half of the cord through loop 1 under - over (from below).

This links the lower loops of the two Figure 8 knots.

 


Designer's Tip:  Make sure you can clearly see both loops of the Figure 8 on the left, especially loop 2.

In the image above, loop 2 was a little narrow, so it was adjusted.


 
Loop 3
 

Step 4: Rotate the right half of the cord to the left to start loop 3

Pass over the vertical segment (right half) to complete the loop.

Pass the cord through loop 2 over - under.  Bring it to the right, passing it under the vertical segment.

 

 
Loop 3
 

Step 5: To complete the Figure 8 Knot on the right, bring the right half of the cord through loop 3 from the top (over - under).

 

 
Tighten
  Step 6:  Tighten the Kinky Lovers Knot slowly.  Try not to pull on the secured portion at the top, or the loop will become too large.

Keeping the center area secured while you tighten the Figure 8 Knots is very helpful.
 
 



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