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At the same time as purchasing the above Turks head cookbook, I also decided to get myself a copy of the Globe Knot Cookbook. This book also started off with very simple globe knots. As you work your way through the book, the Globe knots become more complex, not only in the number of facets but also in the actual shape of the globe knot.
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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.
Besides a huge number of globe knots, he also describes how to tie variants, such as dog bone shaped knots, globes with one or two necks, and so on. Also many of these globe knots can be nicely tightened into cubes, cylinders, etc.
I have been amazed at how popular these knots are. Kids love them for zipper pulls, and giving them away especially to kids is just wonderful. I prefer to leave a loop out in the middle of the knot, tighten the rest and hide the ends for zipper pulls, so the loop remains an unbroken cord and the whole thing looks clean. But other variants which are well received are to knot or braid the loose ends to make the attachment, or to leave the loose ends on opposite sides of the globe for a bracelet or necklace.
The knot in the photo was tied tight without leaving a loose loop, and the ends are hidden, so it looks like a pure globe. Pretty cool, but the ones with loops for attaching them to a zipper pull or keychain or lanyard or whatnot seem to be more popular.
A globe knot is tied so that it covers a spherical object. There are a huge number of possible globe knots. I'll be showing you how to tie one with 30 facets, or 30 sections of cord that show on the surface of the knot. In this case it's the same as the number of crossings, but that's not always the case. A globe knot is tied around a knot mandrel before being transferred to your spherical object, followed through the desired number of times and then tightened down to complete the knot. In the following video, I demonstrate the whole process using a mandrel that I make and sell, which has the knot pattern engraved into it. You can purchase the mandrel and others from my shop (see how they're made here). In the following steps, I'll show you how to make your own mandrel using cardboard and T-pins, along with free software to get the pattern.
This globe knot is woven around with a single strand that crosses itself 320 times before returning to the beginning to form a continuous loop. The ball is 2.4" (62mm) in diameter and is made out of stainless steel.
That's the length to go around a single time without any left over. Generally, a globe knot will be followed through several times. Three times is a good place to start, so multiply that number by 3 and add 10% to have a little extra. We'll round it to an even 10 feet of cord.
Once you've completed the knot, you can transfer it to the object you want to cover. Remove the pins from your mandrel and slip the knot over your globe. I'm using a 1" foam ball that you can get from many craft stores or online. Start to form the knot around the ball. Follow the knot through with more cord. Make sure you do every over or under that the strand you're following does. There's nothing worse than completing the knot and then realizing that you have a single over where it should have been an under and having to back out the knot or just start over. In this example, I followed the knot through two extra times for a total of 3 passes (which makes it a 3 ply knot as seasoned knot tyers would say or the knot was tripled). Keep everything loose as you follow the knot. Tightening the knot too soon will lead to uneven gaps around the knot (some areas will be tight and others will have gaps). Much of the slack will find where it needs to be as you follow the knot through. Once you're done with the number of passes you'd like, remove the rest of the slack from the knot. You can then trim the ends of the knot to hide the beginning and end or use them to tie some kind of lanyard or loop to hang it with.