Ian's Starting Knot Flip Book

Ian's Starting Knot diagram

Ian's fast way to tie the foundation of most shoelace knots, using a mirrored “Ian Knot” technique with the ends then pulled all the way through.

Fold both lace ends into “loops” Twist both loops clockwise Cross loops, right (yellow) in front Feed loops through each other Loops emerge from both sides Ends being pulled through Pull tight to complete the knot
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Fold both lace ends into “loops”.
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Twist both loops clockwise.
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Cross loops, right (yellow) in front.
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Feed loops through each other.
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Loops emerge from both sides.
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Ends being pulled through.
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Pull tight to complete the knot.

NOTE: See also the detailed finger illustrations for the original “Ian Knot”, which can help understand how to tie this knot similarly fast.

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This page last updated: 04-Sep-2022. Copyright © 2022 by Ian W. Fieggen. All rights reserved.

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