Tying this design will take patience and time to create a great looking piece. Since I usually try to only post knot designs that are fairly easy to tie, I hesitated on posting this here, but I feel that the novice knot tying enthusiast can tie this with a little effort.
It is tied in two parts which will make it difficult to estimate the amount of cord you will need. The full length of my lanyard was 16 inches and required 12 feet for the Turk's Head section, and two 40 inch lengths for the braided core.
HOW TO TIE THE LANYARD
- Determine the length of the lanyard and estimate the amount of cord you will need. You will need two strands for the braided section and one long strand for the Turk's Head section.
- Take the two strands, middle them and then start braiding as shown in pictorial.
- Once you've completed the braided section for the length of the lanyard you will need the long strand. Tie a Long Two Bight Turk's Head over the braided section, Bud Brewer created the tutorial on tying this Turk's Head that I often use. When tying the Turk's Head, make sure the strands fall in place over the braiding in order to get the best end result.
- Finish by adding West Country Whipping to cover-up the loose ends of cord on both ends of the lanyard.
- Trident's Blog
- Tying the Diamond Stitch Braid
- Tying the Long Two Bight Turk's Head
- Tying West Country Whipping