Sailor's knot bracelet lucet turk's head bracelet

Here’s a fun little lucet project that I’ve just whipped up.  

You could use any kind of lucet cording (Basic, No Turn Method, or with a Single Gimp), but I made this project to showcase a cord I made for a new tutorial: How to make Lucet Cord with 2 Gimps. Take a look at the technique below:

 

The technique is simple, and I think an armful of these in different colors would be an absolutely beautiful accessory for summer.

 

Here are the steps:

 

Lucet project materials

What you will need:

 

Measure your hand

Calculate required lucet cord length

 Tuck your thumb to your palm and measure around your hand. Multiply this number by 6.1. So, for example, my measure is 8” around my hand, so my required lucet cord length is 8" x 6.1 = 48.8" or just 49” with rounding.  

 

Double Gimp Lucet Cord

Make a lucet cord to length

using any of the lucet cord methods mentioned above and make sure to have at least a 7” starting tail on the yarn you use for your lucet cord.

 

 

 

Make a “Turks Head Knot”

 Take a look at the video above and the super helpful step-by-step photo tutorial at http://www.animatedknots.com/turkshead/.  

 

Beer Bottle

Try a Beer Bottle

I found that a beer bottle was PERFECT to use as a form to create my bracelet - and if you are a woman with a medium-sized hand, you might want to try it!

 

Secure back of bracelet

Secure the Ends

On the back side of the bracelet, snip the end of the cord so that there is just a ½” overlap and use the 7” starting tail to sew the edges together as pictured.

 

Want to make your own bracelet just like this one? Get the kit!

 

 

Wool Tree Mill Lucets are available on the Stitch Diva Studios website.

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Learn to Lucet

The most comprehensive guide to this ancient tool yet published!

Do more with the yarn you already have! Learn to use this ancient Viking cording tool to make strong and very sturdy cords that you can use in so many ways.

Make your knit and crochet projects even better. Use them to make drawstrings, lacings, buttons and embellishments for your knit and crochet projects. Also make jewelry, designer shoelaces, home improvement hacks and more with these strong cords.

Author Jennifer Hansen teaches you 6 fundamental cord types and give you full instructions for 8 fun, easy and useful lucet projects.

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