HOW TO tie overhand knots
This is an optional technique you can use to make your macramé t-shirt throw. In the main tutorial I showed you how to tie an overhand knot in general terms. Tying an overhand knot with a higher finish will require much more attention to detail and take longer to tie. You’ll have decide what’s more important – having consistent knots or tying knots more quickly. Just so you know, I used this technique for the throw I made for Nate Berkus.
- Take two t-shirt strands in one hand to create a double strand. Make sure the cleft sides are facing you.
- Wrap the working end the over the back of your hand.
- Bring it up over the palm of your hand.
- Cross over the standing end to create a loop. Make sure the cleft side of the double strand is on the outside of the entire length of the loop.
- Pull the working end through the loop.
- Remove your hand and tighten the knot. The entire surface of the knot is cleft. When you’ve tied a number of knots you’ll notice on ine side of the throw the knots are triangular and point in the same direction. If you flip it over over you’ll see coils.