If you do needlework at home, there’s always the remnants of yarn. For big things it lacks, but for the coasters and handmade trivets are quite.
l-Cord: Cast on specified number of sts. *Do not turn, slide sts to other end of needle, pull yarn across back, knit to end; rep from * until cord measures desired length.
See Knots in Your Knits article for Carrick Bend Mat Knot, Turk’s Head Mat Knot and Ocean Plait Mat Knot instructions.
Carrick Bend Mat Knot
The turns and crossings of this mat-knot resemble an old nautical knot known as the “carrick bend” used for joining cables or hawsers.
The two sides of the derssed three-turn knot.
Turk’s Head Mat Knot
A vast family of knots bears the Turk’s head name, taken from the turban it supposedly resembles. This one takes three turns and has five bights.
The two sides of a dressed three-turn knot.
Ocean Plait Mat Knot
This knotted mat is used to protect decks from damage and provide firm footing. Make one from rope and use it as a doormat!
By the way you can watch how to make 10 handicrafts from twine.
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