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Ian's Shoelace Site FreedomKnot (TM) Home

This is another of the knots on which my own Ian's Secure Knot is based:
Make an "O" and pass a loop through it from both the front and the back.

FreedomKnot (TM)
The FreedomKnot has its very own Web Site, with fun graphics and rhymes.
This page is merely so that you can compare it to the other knots on my site.
Step 1:

FreedomKnot diagram 1

Tie a Starting Knot as shown, then cross the right (blue) lace over the left (purple) lace to form an "O" in the middle. The blue lace is now the left lace.
Step 2:

FreedomKnot diagram 2

Make the left (blue) lace into a loop and begin to wrap it around the back of the "O" in the middle of the laces.
Step 3:

FreedomKnot diagram 3

Feed the end of the left (blue) loop through the hole to end up in front.
Step 4:

FreedomKnot diagram 4

Now, make the right (purple) lace into a loop, this time wrapping it around the front of the "O" in the middle.
Step 5:

FreedomKnot diagram 5

Feed the end of the right (purple) loop through the hole to end up behind.
Step 6:

FreedomKnot diagram 6

Now, simply pull the loops to tighten the knot. Like my Secure Knot, the whole twisted mess of the previous drawing will rearrange itself into a neat finished knot.
NOTE: The final drawing above shows a stylised version of the finished knot in order to follow what goes where. When pulled tight, the sides of the knot come together in the middle and effectively hide the whole double-twisted top section.

Whilst the FreedomKnot (TM) is very similar my own Ian's Secure Knot, I've drawn the individual steps closer to the way it was designed. See the original knot, complete with fun graphics and rhymes, on the FreedomKnot web site: http://www.freedomknot.com

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