Crossed Ian Knot Flip Book
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.
Finished Knot Gallery
Crossed Ian Shoelace Knot looks very similar to the regular
Ian Knot except for the additional crossover in the middle of the knot.
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This page last updated: 02-Sep-2023. Copyright © 2010-2023 by Ian W. Fieggen. All rights reserved.
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Ian Fieggen (aka. “Professor Shoelace”), inventor of the Ian Knot.