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FreedomKnot™ Shoelace Knot
This is yet another of the secure knots on which my own Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot is based: Make an "O" and pass a loop through it from both the front and the back.
Step 1:
FreedomKnot diagram 1
Tie a Left-over-Right Starting Knot as shown, then cross the right (blue) lace over the left (yellow) 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 left (blue) loop through the "O" to end up in front.
Step 4:
FreedomKnot diagram 4
Now, make the right (yellow) lace into a loop, this time wrapping it around the front of the "O" in the middle.
Step 5:
FreedomKnot diagram 5
Feed the right (yellow) loop through the "O" to end up behind.
Step 6:
FreedomKnot diagram 6
Now, simply pull the loops to tighten the knot. Like several other secure shoelace knots, the whole twisted mess of the previous drawing will rearrange itself into a neat finished knot.

Finished Knot
Finished FreedomKnot picture The finished knot should be a tight, closed knot with a double wrap around the middle, as compared to the single wrap of either my Ian Knot or any Standard Shoelace Knot.

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Related Links
Ian's Secure Knot Ian's Secure Knot
Enhanced, more secure variation of this knot.
User-controllable FreedomKnot animation Flip Book
User-controllable animation of the FreedomKnot sequence.
FreedomKnot web site FreedomKnot web site
This web site uses some fun graphics and rhymes to teach the FreedomKnot.

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