Double Knot Flip Book

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Also known as the “Shoe Clerk's Knot”, this is a crude method of making a knot “permanent” or for consuming excess lace to keep the ends from dragging. Tie a Standard Shoelace Knot, then tie a half knot with the finished loops.

Begin with a completed shoelace bow
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Begin with a completed shoelace bow.
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Cross loops, left (blue) in front.
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Wrap left (blue) loop around back.
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Feed loop through and pull tight.
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NOTE: For normal activities, the Ian Knot or other standard knots should be quite secure. I believe that many people seek more secure knots because they are, without realizing, tying their shoelaces with an un-balanced “Granny Knot”. Please see my Granny Knot page that discusses this in detail.

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