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Zipper Sennit

Zipper Sennit

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

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

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

See the ZigZag Pendant to view a project that features this interesting knot.

Paracord was used in the example, but this knot design looks great using much finer materials, such as Satin, Hemp, Flax, or flexible Leather.

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



This knot is found on the Fusion Knots website.

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The video gallery contains many other interesting knotting techniques and designs.


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Step 1: Make a loop in the center of a 60-inch cord. Make sure the left portion crosses over the right.


Bight Into Loop  

Step 2: Fold the end that is now on the right, and form a bight.

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


Optional Loop for Clasp  

Pull on the left end to tighten the first loop around the bight.

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


Bight Made with Left End  

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

Pull firmly on the right end to tighten the first bight around the new one.

Reduce the size of the new bight by pulling on the left end.


Bight Made with Right End  

Step 4: Use the right end to make the third bight. Pass it into the second bight, under - over.

Pull on the left end to tighten the previous bight.


Pass End Through   Step 5: Continue to alternate between the two ends to make the rest of the Zipper Sennit.

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

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