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Panel Knot

 Panel Knot


Description: The Panel Knot is a historic knot that resembles many of the Celtic designs.  It's a type of continuous weaving that can be made any size.  It's similar in appearance to a Celtic Mat.

The ends come out at the top, so they can be used as part of a Macrame necklace, with this knot as the pendant.

Another way to use this decorative knot is to make items like place mats and rugs, which require a flat rectangular knot.

All you need to do is make it much larger and thicken it with additional cords, like the image at the top of the page.

The material used in the example was Paracord, which needs to be prepared by melting the ends of the cord with a flame.



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

To see his website, click on the link or image.

In the video gallery are a large number of tutorials for unique combination knots, and historical knots.

  Fusion Knots

Step 1: You need a long cord, at least 2 yards long to practice the Panel Knot.

To make large items like place mats and rugs, use the material still wrapped on the roll, without cutting.   This way you can do as many rows of weaving as you wish, without worrying that the cord is too short.

Secure one end to your project board, on your left. 

3-Inch Loop  

Make a long clockwise loop, about 3 inches in size for small items like pendants. The crook of the loop should be on the right.

Pass the working end under the secured end to form the crossing point on the left.


To make this knot larger, start off with a longer loop, at least double the size you want to end up with.

The size of the loop from right to left is considered the length, since you will turn it later.

You will need to do additional rows of weaving to fill in a large loop.

Weave at Right  

Step 2: Move the working end to the right, next to the crook of the first loop.

Pass it through the loop, weaving under - over the two segments. The end should be heading downward.


Weave at Left  

Step 3: Bring the working end back to the left side of the Panel knot.

Weave through under - over - under, as you bring the end upward.



Important:  Start the weaving for each loop of the Panel Knot passing under the first segment. Make sure the working end is vertical.

Each row of weaving is placed so you progress gradually towards the center of the Panel knot. 


Weave at Right Again  

Step 4: Bring the end over to the right.

Weave through under - over - under - over, as you bring the end downward.


Weaving at Left  

Step 5: The next row of weaving takes place at the left again.

Weave under - over - under - over - under the five segments, bringing the end upward.


Weaving at Right  

Step 6: Weave through at the right, alternating under and over the six segments.

To make a larger knot, you would repeat the weaving several more times, progressing towards the center.


Weaving at Center  

Step 7: The final row of weaving takes place at the center.

Alternate over and under the seven segments, as you bring the end upward.


Tighten the Panel Knot  

Step 8: Turn the knot so both ends are at the top.

Tighten the knot gradually, removing the slack starting from the working end.

You can tighten it to form any shape, but a rectangle or square is how it's usually arranged.


Here are two additional images of the Panel knot:
Panel Knot
<<  Rectangular design that's tightened loosely. 

You can add a second cord to thicken the design, by using it to follow the path of the first.  >>

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