Ian Knot Flip Book

Ian Knot = Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot diagram

My own Ian Knot (yes – I'm the inventor) is the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot. Make a loop with both ends and simultaneously pull them through each other to form an almost instant knot.

Begin with regular “Starting Knot”
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Begin with regular “Starting Knot”.
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Fold both lace ends into “loops”.
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Twist both loops anti-clockwise.
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Cross loops, left (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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Pull tight to complete the knot.

Finished Knot

Finished Ian Knot

The finished Ian Knot is identical to either the Standard Shoelace Knot or the Two Loop Shoelace Knot. Because it was tied much more quickly and symmetrically, the laces suffer less wear and tear and thus last longer.

NOTE: If your finished knot comes out crooked, it's probably because you tie your Starting Knot the opposite way to mine. This will result in an un-balanced “Granny Knot”, which both sits crooked and comes undone more easily. See my Granny Knot page for more information.

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This page last updated: 05-Apr-2020. Copyright © 2004-2020 by Ian W. Fieggen. All rights reserved.

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