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Also known as the “Tibetan Trekking Knot” or “Sherpa Knot”, this is the most common secure shoelace knot. Make a Standard Shoelace Knot, but before pulling tight, run the loop around and through the middle for a second time.

Begin with regular “Starting Knot” Fold right (blue) end into a “loop” Pass left (yellow) end behind loop Finish wrapping around the loop Push left (yellow) loop into “hole” Loop emerges out the right side Wrap loop a second time Feed loop through a second time Pull tight to complete the knot
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Begin with regular “Starting Knot”.
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Fold right (blue) end into a “loop”.
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Pass left (yellow) end behind loop.
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Finish wrapping around the loop.
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Push left (yellow) loop into “hole”.
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Loop emerges out the right side.
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Wrap loop a second time.
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Feed loop through a second time.
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Pull tight to complete the knot.
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