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Split Spine Bar


Split Spine Bar

 
Description:  The Split Spine Bar features a unique way of using Square knots combined with extra loops. The stitching that occurs in this decorative knot is slightly slanted and close to the edges of the sennit. 

When making a Macrame project with this interesting technique, use at least two colors for contrast. 

In the example shown, Paracord material in three colors was used.  Be sure to melt the tips to seal the inner fibers, if you plan to use it.
 


This design is listed on the Fusion Knots website.

Name:  Split Spine Solomon Bar

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The video gallery contains tutorials for a wide range of unique combination knots.

Fusion Knots




To practice the Split Spine Bar, you need 3 cords at least 60 inches long (one working cord, 2 fillers). 


Cross

Make a loop with the working cord, crossing right over left.

Pass two filler cords through the loop over - under as shown.

 
 
Fold Fillers

Fold the filler cords so that one half passes in front of the crossed area of the working cord.

The other half passes behind the crossed area.



Right to Left

Move the working cord on the right horizontally to the left.

Pass it over the fillers and under the other end of the working cord.



Left to Right

Move the working cord on the left under the fillers heading right.

As you pull it out on the right, pass it over the other half of the cord.

Pull both ends to tighten the knot and adjust the loop to the size you need.



Now it's time to create the main area of the Split Spine Bar.  Here are a few pointers:

  • The portion of the fillers resting in front is what you use to form the loops. 
  • After tightening each knot, make sure the front half of the fillers rest on either side of the back half.
  • When you curve and weave the working cords, keep the design wide and open at first.  Once you are familiar with the knots, you can reduce the size of the loops as well as the weaving of the working cords.



Loops

Step 1:  Using the front half of the fillers, form two loops.

The one on the left should be tied clockwise.  The one on the right should be counter-clockwise.

Make the sure the end passes under to form the crossing points (both loops).



Left to Right

Step 2:  Position the working cord on the left under the left loop. 

Curve it to the right, passing it through the loop from below, which is under - over.

Move it to the right, over the center area of the Split Spine Bar, and through the right loop over - under.



Right to Left

Step 3:  Position the working cord on the right under the right loop.

Move it over the end of the left working cord, then under all four portions of the fillers.

On the left, pass it through the curved area of the left working cord under - over.
 


Tighten

Step 4:  To tighten the first knot of the Split Spine Bar, pull firmly on the working cords.

Next, tighten each loop by pulling on the ends of the fillers (front half).  

Make sure they rest to the right and left of the back half when you are done.



Repeat Step 1

Step 5:  Repeat step 1 to make the next set of loops, using the same half of the fillers.

Left = Clockwise
Right = Counter-Clockwise

Remember to pass the end under to make the crossing points.



Right to Left


Step 6:  Position the working cord on the right under the right loop.

Pass it through the loop under - over, heading left.

Bring it over the center area and through the left loop over - under.



Important Tip:  The working cord always passes through the loop on the same side from below (under - over). 

On the other side, it goes through the loop from the top (over - under).

This applies each time you begin the Square Knots throughout the entire Split Spine Bar (either side -- steps 2 or 6).



Left to Right

Step 7:  Position the working cord on the left under the left loop.

Move it over the end of the right working cord and under the fillers, heading right.

Pass the end through the curved area of the right working cord under - over.



Step 8:  Repeat steps 1 - 7 at least one more time, to lengthen the Split Spine Bar.  (See information below)

Stop on step 7.



Odd Numbered Knots
<< The odd numbered knots begin with the working cord on the left, followed by the right.

The even numbered knots begin with the working cord on the right, followed by the left.  >>
Even Numbred Knots



First Half

Step 9:  To complete the Split Spine Bar, tie the first half of a regular Square Knot: 

Move the left working cord over the fillers and under the right working cord, heading right.

Move the right working cord under the fillers and over the curved area of the left working cord.


 
Second Half

Step 10:  Tie the second half by moving the working cord now on the right over the fillers and under the working cord on the left.

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





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