Sailor’s Knot

My husband is a sailor, and sailors love knots. He owns and regularly refers to the Ashley Book of Knots, THE definitive compendium of nearly 4,000 different knots. This example is the Turk’s Head knot, where a single cord weaves over and under to make various shapes, from buttons on the end of a line to this lovely bracelet. He made a purple one for our daughter, and she wears hers constantly. (She only took it off once, a year ago, because it didn’t go with her wedding dress.) I tell him it’s the sailor’s version of crochet, which is also a single line twisted around itself to make complex shapes. I don’t think he’s convinced.

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