Sunday, November 13, 2011

74 Face Globe Knot with Tutorial


I have been admiring a bunch of wonderful and very large globe knots that people have been posting on Knot Heads World Wide and also the Facebook Mateloteurs site.  Until recently I have not dabbled much in globe knots beyond tying 5 lead by 4 bight turks heads around beads for key chains and book marks.  I currently don't own the Globe Knot Cook book from knottool.com, but I've heard a nothing but good things about it and purchasing it would probably be the best way to learn to tie these knots.

As I was poking around the internet a few weeks ago I found some methodology on the knotworkn website that discusses taking 3 or 4 bight turks head, doubling them and then crossing the lead into the knot to make a globe knot, creating nested bights in a manner similar to what folks are doing with grids.  I started playing around with this concept while watching TV one evening and after several tries was successful in tying a globe knot around a 3/4 inch bead.  Not knowing what I had, I spent some time in AutoCAD drawing up the knot to figure out that if you take a 3 lead by 4 bight turks head and run the lead through the knot in it's entirety that you end up with a 74 face globe knot and the above photo is a result.  I have found it easier if you take the knot and pin it out so the it stays organized.  The cord I used for this is not labelled in diameter, but it seems to be in the range of 2.4 mm.  Using a toilet paper tube to pin the knot out, tripling the knot and tightening it around a golf ball has worked out fairly well.  Knot Heads World Wide has a globe knot calculator that you can use to estimate globe knot core size when you know the cord diameter, number of faces and number of passes.

I decided to attempt to make a tutorial of this globe knot, and it can be found as a slide show video on the YouTube link below.  Enjoy and let me know how you make out. Pin It

6 comments:

Stormdrane said...

Looks great! I will add this to my 'to do' tying list. :)

Stormdrane said...

My first attempt came out uneven, but I think that's the nature of these knots, at least when I take a whirl at them, so I'll have to try/tie again, lol...

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial. Was relatively easy to follow and tie. and considering the knot thats good work.

Anonymous said...

this is a great tutorial, but can you post a full video of you doing this?

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial, Took me a couple of times to get the turks head opened proplery but what a great looking globe in the end. Was and will be worth the effort to do it again, thanks to all you guys. ;-)

The Angry Dwarf said...

My wife, finally tired of having my practice globe knots lying around the house, decided to put them all in a decorative glass jar. Since the jar is not full, I thought, "Challenge Accepted!" Thank you for posting this, as I can now add another variation to the display.

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