The Spring Sinnet is based on the
decorative knot named the .
You tie a series of them in a Slipknot chain,
which is called a sinnet (or sennit).
The best thing about this knotting technique is
that you can pull it and it will spring back into
it's original shape.
This knotted design makes a great bangle bracelet,
but you can also make it with heavy cord or rope
to make a Macrame wreath. It's
not flat like other bars, but it's still a good
choice for items like belts, key rings, etc.
Children will find this knot easy to tie, so
encourage them to learn the technique.
The material used in the example is
Paracord. Melt the ends with a flame before
use and during the finishing steps.
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by JD Lenzen
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The video gallery contains tutorials fo a
wide variety of combination knots and
the Spring Sinnet, you need one cord, at least 72
When making something with this technique, the
cord needs to be 15
times the finished length of what you are
So a 3-yard cord will make a design close to 7
You may find it easier
to create this decorative knot while
1: Make a counter-clockwise
inches from one end, which is
considered the tail.
Secure the tail, loop, or both (optional).
2: Fold the working end to
Pass it through the loop under
- over (from below).
Tighten the loop
by pulling on the bight. Make sure
the working end remains on the right.
3: Pass the working end
through the bight from the front.
Pull it through most of the way, but leave
a small portion to form the next loop (see
Pull on the area just below the first
knot, to tighten the bight.
Reduce the size of the new loop by pulling
on the end,
but don't tighten it completely. >>
the knot Here's
the most important step:
Step 5: FLIP upside
down, so the loop is at the top.
The working end MUST remain on the right.
step 4, passing the end through
the previous one, front to back.
Pull on the area near the knot to tighten
the previous loop.
Pull on the end to shorten the new loop.
7: FLIP the new loop so
it's at the top and the working end is on
the right again
(same as step
steps 6 and 7 to continue
creating the rest of the Spring Sinnet.
To finish the
Spring Sinnet, pass the end through the
last loop, and pull it
the way through.
Tighten the loop as you did all the
others, then pull the end again.
produce a nicely rounded, finished
When making a
bracelet with this design, here is another
Fold the 4-inch
tail to make a bight, and pass it
through the last loop.
through the bight, and pull it all the way
Pull on the working end first, and then
the tail to tighten both areas. Add
glue while tightening, which will help
hold the ends of the Spring Sinnet
Finish off the ends by tying additional knots,
or work the ends under loops in the area.
Apply glue and cut off the extra material.
When using Paracord, make sure you melt the ends
with a flame.
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