Monday, January 14, 2008


Start the five-strand Turk's head with two round turns. Place the end over the second turn and under the first. Lay the working end over the turn nearest your wrist and bring it around to the palm side of your hand. Pass it under the turn under your thumb and over the other turn. Turn your hand over. Cross the turn nearest your fingertips and tuck your line under the next part. Turn your hand back. You are now ready to start your last turn. Start this by going over the line that lies across the standing part. The rest is under and over, all the way around.

Learning to add extra strands to a Turk's head (that is, to make a six-strand Turk's head from a four-strand, or a seven-strand from a five-strand) is not too difficult, but it is alot easier for you if someone shows you how. The key to this is simple, once you get the hang of it.