Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fast Pictorial Guide to the Weaver's Knot








Make a slip knot (start of a chain) with a short tail.












Insert the new thread (green) through the loop.














Pull both ends of the slipknot.










You are successful if you feel a slight snap. To test, pull on the green thread.  If it pulls apart, try again.

If done right, this knot will not pull apart like a square knot will, and the added bonus is that it is smaller.





Continue with the rest of the threads.
Other instructions seemed complicated to me, and I couldn't remember it the next time I needed to tie a weaver's knot.  I needed something I could remember without having to get out a book.  What could be easier than remembering to start with a slip knot?

Happy weaving!
Jenny
 


22 comments:

  1. I'm bookmarking this item. Thanks Jenny!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Jenny, thanks for this. It's so much clearer than any instructions I have seen!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Holy Salmon! A slipknot! I can do that, which means I can do a weavers knot. That means I can weave! YAY!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, is that all there is too it? Takes me ages to tie a weaver's knot with an instruction book at my side, I did wonder why it was such a popularly used knot and yet so hard to tie! Thanks for letting the secret out.

    ReplyDelete
  5. what a terrific tip! thanks for the great pictures of the process, too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jenny, thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. What a great knot and an excellent tutorial. I will definitely add it to my link list.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh thank goodness! Now I'll finally remember how to do this.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks so much for sharing this. This will make my next step so much easier!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh thank you for this. I watched two videos and I was lost. This was so simple.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really loved surfing around your weblog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing on your feed and I hope you write again soon!
    Take a look at my homepage www.zeit.raum-bayern.net

    ReplyDelete
  11. Finally a weavers knot that I can remember how to do. So easy!!

    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  12. It is awesome blog.. It is source of busy our free time... these ideas are the best...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so very much for these photos and words!! The color coding is just great, not having to wonder which strand is the OLD and which NEW. Color coding would also help with threading heddles. Mary

      Delete
    2. You are assuming one know's how to tie a slip knot, since I don't, this was no help

      Delete
  13. PURE AWESOME. Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This was just the instruction I needed! Easy to follow, easy to remember! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  15. A note of caution: it makes a difference which side the loop in the slip knot is on, (the "standing" part or the "bight", if you want to get all technical). Pay careful attention to the first picture. (The "tail" forms the loop, while the half hitch is in the standing part). It is very easy to form the loop backwards, and then your weaver's knot will not form at all.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I never gave much thought to a slip knot - just knew how to make one well-before ever learning how to knit or crochet.

    Now when seeing almost every tutorial showing a different method of how to make one, it's confusing to me! LOL

    Makes me wonder for what reason as a little girl did I make a slip knot. Maybe it'll come to me.

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's nice and all, but the purpose is to not have to weave in the threads.
    Just saying :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I saw this site referenced on Knitting Paradise re a question about magic knot. Can you cut the ends on the weaver's knot the way you do on a magic knot?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Amazing, so simple...Thank you!

    ReplyDelete