Thursday, May 15, 2008

Double tatted bar lanyard...

ABoK#2498 (The Ashley Book of Knots), the double tatted bar, is on the same page of the book as the double tatted chain I previously posted as a paracord bracelet/watchband/lanyard.

I've used it here as a paracord lanyard and added some skull beads in the loops between the alternating ring/cow hitches as they're sometimes called. I finished with a lanyard knot, the two working ends coming out the center of the knot then trimmed/melted/tucked. I used foliage green and coyote brown colors of 550 paracord and a swivel clip.

The pattern is also easily done as a paracord bracelet, with or without the skull beads.


LoopyLacer said...

Nice tatting, Stormdrane! Now it's time to try some with just *slightly* smaller stuff ... like thread? ; - )

But seriously, folks -- very nice lanyard and wristbands.

Always inspiring...


Anonymous said...

Those are so cool! Makes me want to make one as a collar for my dog!!
Great work, (also where'd you get the skull beads?)

Stormdrane said...

Check ebay for 'skull beads', or google 'skull beads' and 'skull counters'.

v12mcs said...

How did you use two colours for this lanyard/bracelet.Thanks

Stormdrane said...

The two different colors of paracord are sewn, melted, or glued together. Then the cord is looped onto the swivel(lanyard) or side-release buckle(bracelet) and the the connected point of the cords will be covered up as the alternating ring/cow hitches are tied over them.

It's the same type process as used in the other two-color bracelets and lanyards.

v12mcs said...

I tried melting and that was a major failure, would super glue be a good glue or can you recommend a type. Thanks

v12mcs said...

Also how did you alternate the green and black knots as it looks similar to a cobra stitch bracelet but the colours are stepped out if you know what I mean and on the double lanyard you have four runs through the clips instead of the normal two on the cobra bracelet could you elaborate on how you did this. Thanks

Stormdrane said...

A drop or two of super glue will work or try running a needle and thread thru the cord after tucking one end of a color into the other.

The swivel clip had enough room to loop the cords twice before knotting, so I did that instead of just looping them once.

Here's a few links to some quick photos of the process without swivels or buckles. It's simply alternating the ring/cow hitches. If you're using two colors, they would be connected somewhere in the section that is being covered by the knots.


v12mcs said...

Now i see what's going on. Thanks for the assistance.

Werwolf said...

Dear Stormdrane! Thank you very much for your tuturials! Its so useful and informative! Concerning this item... I still can't understand how to start with side release buckle to make wristband... I tried all my bests to begin, but I failed. If it possible, will you be so kind to post fotos with the beggining of the knotting with side release buckle. Thank you. Eugene, Zaporozhye, Ukraine.

Stormdrane said...

The double tatted bar/alternate cow hitching paracord bracelet is started the same way as these other variations are:
Paracord watchband/bracelet with a side release buckle and
Paracord bracelet with a side release buckle

Once you have the cord looped onto the side release buckles and adjusted for size, you just start tying the alternating cow hitches instead of the cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet or the alternate half hitches shown in the tutorials. :)

Werwolf said...

Dear Stormdrane! Thank you for your reply. Yesterday, when I already posted my comment, I understood that you take one piece of paracord from two colors, but I was sure that you took two separate strands and began knotting the wristband. And know it's all understand for me. By the way, can you give an advice for me how can I attache another side of side release buckle or any other type attachments if I want to make a wristband with two color Solomon bar which I find here The main problem for me is for working ends. How I must put this for ends to another side of side release buckle? Is it possible? Or the only way to make such wristband was shown by you in this your's blog.

I did this wristband, but I used two different colours of paracord (black & red).
Thank you for your attention and for your work! Best wishies to you.
P.S. Sorry if you will find mistakes in my post: I didn't practice in my English for a lonf time. Hope you'll understand me. Eugene from Ukraine, Zaporozhye city.

Stormdrane said...

If you loop on two colored strands to one end of a side release buckle, you'll have four loose ends. This is just another way of tying a paracord bracelet, but finishing is different.

You can leave a little space after tying the knots, to run those strands around the other buckle end and use the outer two strands to tie a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet over the other strands, filling in the space you left. Then trim the ends and melt in place, or work the end strands back under previous knots to hide them.

Look at the right side of this double tatted/alternate cow hitching paracord bracelet, and you'll see the last knot is a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet used to finish it. The lanyard at the bottom of that same post was also finished in a similar way. Hope that makes sense. :)

Werwolf said...

Dear Stormdrane! Thank you for your explanation! This is requisite! I had the same idea, but I'm going to run not four loose ends, but only two, as if I'm going to make the simple one strand wristband with cobra stich knotting. What do you think if I'll run two inner of four loose ends around another side of buckle and outer two ends will not run? with this two strands I'll make 2 or 3 cobra stich knots. Hope it will be sufficiently for bracelet reliability and another end of buckle will not fall out.

P.S. Have you any preferences concerning quality of paracord from different suppliers? Or, in general, quality is approximately equal? Thank you. Eugene from Ukraine, Zaporozhye city.

Stormdrane said...

I think the buckle will hold after running the cord through and then knotting over the other strands.

I prefer 550 mil-spec paracord. There are cheaper versions out there and some are definitely lower quality cord. If you're just doing some decorative knotting, the cheaper stuff may work fine, but for stronger utility and durable paracord, I'd stick with the genuine stuff.