Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Type I paracord/accessory cord spool knit neck lanyard...


I just finished making this OD Green 'Type I' paracord spool knit neck lanyard with a swivel clip. I made this one for my dad and he said he'd use it with his cell phone when he's out and about.

*The swivel clip on the lanyard in my photo was purchased from Lighthound, which is no longer in business, but might be found from other vendors somewhere in the interwebs.... ;)

7 comments:

jaimelrandall said...

I love your Type 1 braided yanyard - please can you tell me how to make one. I can manage the braiding and then the snake braid section but then end up with two loose ends - so how did you fasten the clip??
Thanks

Stormdrane said...

After making the braid, I take the two ends and loop them around the swivel clip a couple of times. Then I do the snake knot with those two ends in the center of the snake knot core.

Bowlinebill said...

Why didn't I think of that?!
Nice work!

Russell Partosan said...

could you please post the link to making this braid?

Stormdrane said...

@Russell, That's a three peg spool knit lanyard in the blog post, a tighter pattern than what I usually prefer, but that'll depend on how you space your pegs/nails on your own spool. I think they were around 1/2" to 3/4" apart thereabouts with the Type I cord.

Here's a recent YouTube video I put up for a two-peg spool knit, and the older one with a brief demo of a three peg pattern.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know how to do the finishing of connecting the two ends of the spool knitted piece and how to do the finishing braid. PLease help

Stormdrane said...

To do the end section, after you have the knitted length you want, you take the single strands from each end, bring them together, wrap them around your attachment snap hook/clip/keyring/carabiner, then knot back over the strands towards the knitted ends.

You decided how long you want that knotted section between the attachment and knitted ends is when you take the working ends around the attachment. You can tie a two-strand wall knot sinnet or snake knot like the lanyard in this blog post photo, or do a Solomon bar/cobra stitch/Portuguese sinnet or other knot work like a Turk's head or variation if you're feeling ambitious. ;)

Look at my snake knot wrist lanyard instructable to see the process where the working ends of the lanyard go around the clip and the knotting is done back over those working ends as core strands.