LEARN THE ROPES:
HOW TO TIE A LARK'S HEAD KNOT

The Lark's Head Knot (also called The Cow Hitch) is the first knot you will need to know when beginning with macrame.

 

It has historically been used at land and sea for all kinds of purposes and is even used on the Nintendo Wiimote! This knot is really important because it will hold your entire work together at the top of the dowel. 

There are two types of Lark's Head Knot, the standard Lark's Head Knot and The Reverse Lark's Head Knot. Here, we will focus on the Reverse Lark's Head Knot.

BASIC KNOTS 1: THE REVERSE LARK'S HEAD KNOT

STEPS

 

• Begin by taking a piece of rope of any size and folding it in half.

• Take the other end, where a loop has formed and place behind the dowel with the loop facing upright

• Bring the loop towards you and over the dowel so it now faces downwards

• Pull the cord from behind through the loop and pull so the knot is secure

• Repeat dependent on how many Reverse Lark's Head Knot's you wish to use.

 

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