How do I make a good knot?

plurlove28 3/4/2015 08:37 am 8245

All of my kandi keeps falling apart because it comes undone.

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Sep 9, 2017 1:56 pm

@skates99: HOLY COW KIDS MEAL!!!! THAT IS EXTREME. ill be shocked if your bracelets ever came undone o.o

Aug 16, 2017 10:27 pm

a good square knot can be tied by having one thread end being a little shorter than the other. Then it's short over long and under, short over long and under. never cut threads right at the knot - go through a bead first.

Aug 12, 2017 8:28 am

@Crumpet: i do that too!! i usually do it when making kandi for friends because it breaks their heart when beads go flying ( (also i hate repairing kandi, shhh! :3)

Apr 8, 2015 12:19 pm
the thick string is the most pain in the butt sting to use EVER I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT USING IT with the thin string it is the most easiest to tie in a knot but it breaks real easily if u pull to hard so with that type of string i recommend double knotting it
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Mar 21, 2015 10:37 am
You probably won't get this far down, but as someone who uses the cheap, plastic elastic string, I found that this helps: First, take the 2 pieces of string and align the ends, so that the strings are parallel. Make a loop (using both of the pieces of string as if it was one) and pull the string through the loop. Pull it tight and hold it. Then, with whatever fingers you've got not keeping the knot tight, make a square knot using the 2 ends of the string (so like a normal knot at the end, with the 2 strings acting like separate strings) Hope that makes sense/is useful. If not, I apologize.
Mar 5, 2015 6:02 am
skates99, are you serious, do you really tie that many knots? Or are you joking? o.O That seems a bit extreme haha
Mar 5, 2015 12:12 am
i tie like 10 to 12 knots i tie 3 square knots and 1 surgeons knot and than 5 more square knots and 1 more surgeons knot i also use some glue to make shore it wont come untied
Mar 4, 2015 5:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhEjbqSj6o try this video out
Mar 4, 2015 12:38 pm
A surgeons knot would be best because it's impossible to get out. To do that, you tie three knots to secure your bracelet. Then, tie another knot, but instead of going through the hoop once, you're going through the hoop 3 times. This is the tightest knot you can get.
Mar 4, 2015 9:03 am
Are you using the plastic kind of string? If you are, you might want to try using cloth covered string. Knots stay better with cloth covered string. With plastic string you sometimes have to do fancier knots, tie it lots of times, or seal the knot with something like glue. It's not ideal. If you're already using cloth covered, it sounds like you need to try a fancier kind of knot but I'm not sure which would be the best because I haven't needed to use fancy knots on kandi before.