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