False Lover’s Knot


This is an attractive cross-shaped knot reminiscent of the Celtic cross.  It can be tied neared the end of a rope to create a three-lobed knot or tied in a running line to add additional lobes off of the sides.  As such it can be an interesting way to add flair to a tie requiring repeated anchor points like Hishi Karada, Futomomo, or thigh highs.

The knot is a little fiddly to create, but holds its shape nicely when all four arms are under tension.

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Here are a couple of fun examples where this knot was used to add a decorative layer two column and ties.  The first is a a modification to the Hishi Karada, the second a Futomomo.

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