Monday, June 23, 2014

Knotorial 13 - The Static Cloud (Bracelet)

This weave reminds me of lightning through clouds, so it's just called 'The Static Cloud'.

It's a flat and wide pattern, but requires a lot of cord. Could also be a nice belt and it is very easy to attach a D-ring in the middle, so it can be used as a beautiful dog collar.

It's also the first knotorial which can be used on a jig, because it's tied around a core.

Used (boiled) paracord for:
~20,5cm (~8 in.) bracelet

~220cm (~7.2 ft.) neon turquoise
~280cm (~9.2 ft.) rust

The 220cm cord already includes 20cm additional cord to cover wrist measure and buckle attachment.

To prevent the bracelet from shrinking, I recommend to put the cords in boiling hot water for a few minutes.
Step 01:

Since this weave can be done on a jig, I've started it in a different way. Use the short cord to begin with a Cow Hitch and leave a small space in the middle of the buckle.


If you just want to see the technique, you can skip to Step 11 !
Step 02:

Pull the ends through the buckle again, using the small space...

...to get a result as shown in the picture.

 Step 03:

Pull the ends through the frontside of the other buckle...
 ...pull them through the
cords in the middle and lay
them left and right over the middle cords...
 ...pull the ends through the buckle again, using the space left and right from the middle cords...
 ...then pull the ends back through the loops, forming two Cow Hitches, as shown in the picture.
 Step 04:

Add the second color which must be the long cord and pull the end through the two Cow Hitches...
 ...pull it all the way through, until you reached the exact middle of the long cord.
Tighten the Cow Hitches firm to get a result as shown in the picture.

For the overall length, I recommend to add 1,5cm (0.6 in.) to your wrist range.

So my result was 19cm at this point.

 Step 05:

To keep the longest cord under 300cm length, I've used the short cord to build the core.

Because of that, the beginning is slightly different and the outer cord must be inside.

So use the short right end and put it over the long cord.
 Step 06:

Then use the right short cord to form a loop under the long end.
 Step 07:

Pull the long end behind the loop, over the core strands.
 Step 08:

Pull the long end behind the core strands and back through the loop...
 ...and pull it all the way through the loop.
Step 09:

Tighten the loop and knot firmly to get a result as shown in the picture.

 Step 10:

Repeat Step 05 - Step 09 on the left side. Use the short left cord to form a loop behind the long end.
 Pull the long end behind the loop and over the core strands. Then pull it behind the core strands and back through the loop.
 Tighten the loop and knot firmly to get a result as shown in the picture.
Step 11:

Now the cords are on the right place to keep continuing the technique.

Use the right short end to form a loop under the long cord.

Step 12:

Pull the long end behind the loop and over the core strands.

Step 13:

Pull the long end behind the core strands and back through the loop...

...pull the end all the way through the loop.
Step 14:

Tighten the loop and knot firmly to get a result as shown in the picture.

 Step 15:

Repeat Step 11 - Step 14 on the left side. Use the short end to form a loop behind the long cord.

Pull the long cord behind the loop and over the core strands.
 Step 16:

Pull the long end behind
the core strands and back
through the loop.
Step 17:

Tighten the loop and knot firmly.


Well done, the technique is completed !
 To continue the weave, repeat Step 11 - Step 17 until you almost reached the end of the bracelet.
Step 18:

To get both sides even, I've added a loop, by pulling the long end behind the bracelet...

...then over it and back through the loop.
 Step 19:

To finish the weave, simply add an overhand knot with the bracelet in the middle, like the Cobra Weave...
 ...and tighten it firmly.
Step 20:

Cut and singe the ends.

 The finished bracelet.
I hope you enjoyed tying the Static Cloud.

Feel free to post pictures of your results or leave some feedback.

Happy knotting !

4 comments:

  1. I have made this bracelet in yellow and blue and i am very pleased with the result. I like your designs very much, not too easy yet not too dufficult, keep up the good works.
    Yours cincerely Laurens

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  2. Hi Matthias,
    I only tied your Bullfrog - as a gift for the gifted Matthias Agnello - so far, but I like your style. I've stumbled on a video tutorial for this where the maker names a different origin. I stepped in for you there. In fact I wasn't the only one.

    Keep up the good work.
    Sincerely
    Mabel Marble

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    1. Hey Mabel, thank you very much for your kind words and for steppin in for me ! It's nice to see that you're still interested in knotting.
      I took a long break from paracord, but started to tie a few new things lately. If I find the time, there will be new posts here too.
      I guess some people prefer youtube videos and since I didn't make any, they start to do it...

      Thanks again and have nice day !
      Matthias

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  3. Good work, and good to find both Knotty Mabel and Mattias here as well as on Instagram. Best regards, Mathias (Travelban on IG)

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