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Ten-Accord Knot

 
Ten-Accord Knot
 
 
Description:  The Ten-Accord Knot features four Double Coin knots, which are also called Josephine Knots

This decorative knot represents the ten keys to a happy life: wealth and prosperity, harmony, peace, a bountiful harvest, good health, many happy children, longevity, intelligence, and many returns from a single investment.

This knot pattern looks best if you leave the loops slightly loose so there are spaces between the knots.  The loop at the top is optional.  The best way to finish off the ends is to decorate them rather than cut them off.

I recommend you make the loops at least 1-inch in size the first time you make it. Practice a second time with smaller loops, which makes it easier to tighten.

 


Step 1:  To practice the Ten-Accord Knot, you need one cord at least 60 inches long. 

Increase the length if the cord is more than 3mm wide, of if you plan to make the loops larger than 1-inch.
 

 
Loop 1

Make the first loop at the center of the cord, crossing left over right.  
 


Designer's Tip:  The two halves of the cord switch places as you create the Ten-Accord knot.

It's helpful to mark one half with tape so you can tell them apart.



Loop 2

Make a clockwise loop with the right half of the cord, placing it partially under loop 1. 

Mentally label it loop 2.

Pass the right half over the left half of the cord as you move it forward (toward you).


 
 
Loop 3

Make a counter-clockwise loop with the left half of the cord. 

Moving right to left, weave it through loops 1 and 2 over - under - over - under.
 


Cross

Step 2: Pull loops 2 and 3 horizontally to make them wider.  It's OK if loop 1 becomes smaller.

Cross the left half of the cord over the right half. 



Now you will make another Double Coin knot for the left side of the Ten-Accord Knot. 

It's connected to loop 2 of the first knot, and is made with only one half of the cord. 


 
Loop A

Step 3: Pass the right half of the cord through loop 2 under - over, rotating clockwise.

Pass it under the right half as you pull it to the left. Mentally label it loop A.


 
Loop B

Make another clockwise loop with the right half of the cord.  Mentally label it loop B.

Slide loop B partially under loop A. 

Move the cord forward, passing it over the right half.

 

Loop C

Weave the right half of the cord through loops B and A by passing it under - over - under - over the four segments, rotating clockwise. 

Pass it over the right half in the area to the left of the crossing point (from step 2).

Mentally label it loop C.



You will now make a third Double Coin knot for the right side of the Ten-Accord knot.  It's connected to loop 3 of the first knot.

The over - under pattern is the opposite of the knot on the left, so pay close attention as you complete the following steps.



Loop X

Step 4:  Move the left half of the cord through loop 3 over - under, rotating counter-clockwise.

Pass it over the left half as you pull it to the right.  Mentally label it loop X.


 
Loop Y

Make another counter-clockwise loop with the left half of the cord.  Mentally label it loop Y.

Place it partially over loop X, then move the cord forward and under the left half.


 
Loop Z

Weave the left half of the cord through loops X and Y by passing it over - under - over - under the four segments, rotating counter-clockwise.

Move it over the left half in the area to the right of the crossing point (from step 2).

Mentally label it loop Z.



Now you will make the crossed design at the center of the Ten-Accord knot, which is the area between the second and third Double Coin knots.   

Make sure you can clearly see the place where you crossed the two halves in step 2.  Move the Double Coin knots to the side if you need to make room.
 

 
Right Half

Step 5:  Move the right half of the cord diagonally, passing it under the two segments in the center, close to where you crossed them in step 2. 

Bring it over the left half of the cord as you continue moving right.


 
Left Half

Move the left half of the cord diagonally, weaving it over -  under - over the three segments in the center of the Ten-Accord knot.

Pass it under the right half of the cord as you continue moving it left.

 

Tighten

Step 6:  Tighten the Ten-Accord knot slightly, but make sure you can still see all the loops.

Identify loop C on the left and loop Z on the right. 


 
Loop

Step 7:  Move the left half of the cord to the right, passing it over the right half.

Make a counter-clockwise loop by passing it through loop Z over - under.

Pull it toward the left, passing over the right half again, then over the left half.


 
Right Half

Curve the right half of the cord to the left, passing it over the left half.

Make sure the segment inside the previous loop does not move.

Bring it through loop C under - over.

 
 
Weave

Move the right half of the cord to the right, passing it over loop C.

Weave it diagonally under - over - under - over the segments in the center area, which includes the previous loop.


 
Tighten

Step 8:  Tighten and balance the Ten-Accord Knot GRADUALLY, reducing the size of the loops in the order they were constructed.

The knot should be a rounded diamond shape with some space between the four Double Coin knots and the center area.

 




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