Crossed Ian Knot Flip Book

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This knot is a curiosity that often results from tying the Ian Knot incorrectly. Twisting the loops in the wrong direction results in a knot with the ends crossed within the knot. It seems more secure – but can easily fall apart.

Begin with regular “Starting Knot” Fold both lace ends into “loops” Twist both loops CLOCKWISE Cross loops, left (yellow) in front Feed loops through each other Loops emerge from both sides Pull tight to complete the knot
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Begin with regular “Starting Knot”.
Fold both lace ends into “loops”.
Twist both loops CLOCKWISE.
Cross loops, left (yellow) in front.
Feed loops through each other.
Loops emerge from both sides.
Pull tight to complete the knot.

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