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Spring Sinnet

Spring Sinnet

Description:    The Spring Sinnet is based on the decorative knot named the Slipknot.  You tie a series of them in a 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.

I found this design on the Fusion Knots website

Designs by JD Lenzen

Click on the image or link to visit his site. 

The video gallery contains tutorials fo a wide variety of combination knots and techniques,

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To practice the Spring Sinnet, you need one cord, at least 72 inches long. 

When making something with this technique, the cord needs to be 15 times the finished length of what you are making. 

So a 3-yard cord will make a design close to 7 inches.

You may find it easier to create this decorative knot while holding it.


Step 1:  Make a counter-clockwise loop 4 inches from one end, which is considered the tail.

Secure the tail, loop, or both (optional).


Step 2:  Fold the working end to make a bight.

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.

Pass End Through

Step 3:  Pass the working end through the bight from the front.

Step 4:  Pull it through most of the way, but leave a small portion to form the next loop (see below).

Next Loop
<<  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.  >>


Here's the most important step:

Step 5:  FLIP
the knot upside down, so the loop is at the top.  

The working end MUST remain on the right.

Next Loop

Step 6:  Repeat 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.

Flip the Loop

Step 7:  FLIP the new loop so it's at the top and the working end is on the right again (same as step 5).

Repeat steps 6 and 7 to continue creating the rest of the Spring Sinnet.

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Finishing Options


To finish the Spring Sinnet, pass the end through the last loop, and pull it all the way through.

Tighten the loop as you did all the others, then pull the end again.

Finished End

This will produce a nicely rounded, finished appearance.


When making a bracelet with this design, here is another finishing option:

Fold the 4-inch tail to make a bight, and pass it through the last loop.

Working End

Pass the working end through the bight, and pull it all the way through. 

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 together.

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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