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Zipper Sennit

Zipper Sennit

Description: The Zipper Sennit is related to the Chain Sennit and is based on the Slipknot.  It's sometimes called the "Zippy Chain".

It's made with a series of bights tucked into each other, using both halves of the cord.

This decorative knot is suitable for a variety of uses, including jewelry, Macrame belts, and handbag straps.  

This knot is easy to tie, so can be used for projects involving children and beginners new to Macrame.

Zigzag Pendant

The Zigzag Pendant features this knotting technique, so is a good project to try after practicing.

Paracord was used in the example shown, but you can make it with much finer materials like Hemp and Satin.  Flexible leather looks interesting, too.

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This knot is found on the Fusion Knots website.

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Step 1: To practice the Zipper Sennit, you need one cord at least 36 inches long.

Make a loop in the center of it, crossing left over right.



Step 2: Mentally label the two halves where they rest now.

Fold the right half of the cord to form a bight.

Push it through the loop under - over (from below). 



Pull on the left half of the cord to tighten the first loop around the bight.

You can pull on the lower portion to create a small loop for a clasp (optional).


Second Bight

Step 3: Make a new bight with the left half of the cord, and pass it through the first one under - over (from below).

Pull firmly on the right half of the cord to tighten the first bight around the new one.


Third Bight

Step 4: Use the right half of the cord to make the third bight.

Pass it through the second bight, under - over.

Pull on the left half to tighten the previous bight.


  Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 several times, or until the sennit is the length you need for your project.

Finish by passing one end through the last bight, rather than another bight. 
Completed Sennit   This is a closer view of the completed sennit.

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