Bring the rope up in front of your form, pass around behind it, and then around front again, crossing over the first pass you made.
|Now take the working end behind the form again, and bring it to the front, crossing your last pass, and parallel to the first one.|
|Now tuck the working end under the first pass you made.|
|Roll the form toward you. Your working end should now be on the bottom, and your previous work should show two, mostly parallel, ropes.|
|This is the only tricky part. Look for the parallel rope that is furthest from your working end, and pull it over the other rope, making a small opening or eye.|
|Now tuck your working end over the first rope, down through the eye you just formed, amd under the second rope. Now take the working end up and over the form.|
|Roll the form back towards you. Believe it or knot, the basic
Turkshead is now done! It only has one pass, though, so you will
probably want to double or triple it.
Take the working end and tuck it next to your very first rope, and thread it into and out of the knot, always staying exactly next to the first pass you made.
|This image shows a doubling pass almost completed. Remember,
you're just putting one pass right next to the previous one.
Neckerchief slides can be made with a doubled or tripled Turkshead.
|The ends of a Turkshead should always be hidden, tucked into
the knot. One thing I like to do is bring the ends up between two
of the passes before tightening the knot.
Tightening the Turkshead is essential, and is done by slowly working the ends through, until it is firm.
That's about it! If you have other options, suggestions, or comments, please let me know!
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|Last Updated 30 April 2003.||© 2003 Alan L. Folsom, Jr.|