Here you see the finished project...
I started with a Lanyard Knot on a loop.
The Lanyard Knot is a very simple knot to tie and adds a little bit of decorative flair to the lanyard.
Then begin to tie the Snake Knot.
You will continue to tie the Snake Knot until you reach the desired length.
TIP: I always use forceps when tying the Snake Knot. It just makes things a bit easier.
Now give yourself a couple of inches to make a loop. This loop will be used to attach to the carabiner.
Now tie another Lanyard Knot.
Carefully cut off the remaining ends and melt to prevent from fraying.
Attach the lanyard to the caribiner by feeding the bottom loop through the loop you just made. Then pull tight.
Lastly I add my "Every Day Carry" stuff...
Take the running end from the back and go through the opposite loop. This is the end coming from the right and going through the left loop.
Take the end coming from the left loop and pass it through the right loop.
Take the end coming from the right loop and pass it through the left loop.
Keep the cords going in the same direction...
Lanyard Knot. I forgot to take pictures of this knot, so I have included a link to a video on how to tie this knot.
Cut the excess cord as close to the knot as possible and melt the ends.
Take the Lanyard knot and pass through the loop formed by the Matthew Walker Knot... If the loop of the Matthew Walker Knot is too big you will have to loosen the MW Knot and reduce the size of the loop and then tighten it up again. (Or if your lazy, just grab a needle and thread and sew up the loop to make it smaller.)
The French Whipping gives the handle a nice grip that doesn't slip when my hands get sweaty on a hike...
I was cleaning out a drawer in my desk and I came across a 12 strand lanyard. I made this years ago when I was in summer camp. Some kid bet me a candy bar that it could not be made. So I bought yards and yards and yards of the plastic lanyard lace, and I proved him wrong... It was the tastiest candy bar I ever ate...mmmm the sweet, sweet taste of victory!
As you can see in the picture and the video below, I took 3 four strand lanyards and wove them all together. Then I started the barrel stitch... after a number of stitches I reversed the direction of the barrel stitch and made the lanyard a Zig Zag lanyard...
See my previous post on how to make a Zig Zag lanyard...
When I need the light, I have to fumble through all my keys to find the light.
Solomon Bar (ABOK((Ashley Book of Knots)) #2496).
Solomon Bar until you either run out of cord or until the knot is long enough. Cut the ends off with sharp scissors and melt the ends with a lighter.