Double Ian Knot Feedback
By hanging onto the loops and repeating the Ian Knot technique, the result is the more secure Double Ian Shoelace Knot. This is also handy for consuming excess lace to keep the ends from dragging.
What Others Have Said
The following are excerpts from a few e-mails that I've received about the Double Ian Knot – typically about the knot's security or difficulty of untying.
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[My son] has now mastered your Secure Shoelace Knot as well as the standard Ian Knot. First we went with a double Ian Knot, as you suggested, but unfortunately the extra difficulty in untying meant that [he] started just pulling off his shoes rather than untying them - naughty!
– Matt E., Auckland, New Zealand, Sep-2016
I noticed your recommendation of the Double Ian Knot for garbage bags. That is very useful; thank you. I'd been in the habit of tying reef knots with the handles, not using their holes; the DIK is faster and easier not only to tie but also to untie upon arriving home and unloading groceries.
– David T., Illinois, USA, Oct-2014
you described a knot, the way you tie a double ian knot, and that knot is repeated to form a decorative sinnet in two loops. i would complain that therein lies an inherently dificult to untie knot. what i have found often exceeds this knot in funcionality, while still displaying a similar sinnet, is an idiots delight or a similar two srand chain sinnet ...
– Brian P., Oct-2012
I just wanted to say I've used the double ian knot for years after learning it on your website. Works great!!! (Only complaint is that I occasionally get knots when untying my boots in the dark).
– Anthony Y., USA, Sep-2010