No-Turn Lucet Cord

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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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In addition to the standard turning method, the No-Turn Method of making Lucet cord is one of the most basic ways to create Lucet cording.

If you don't like the turning method, try this approach of creating Lucet cording to create a cord of similar appearance.

One of the most important reasons to learn how to make the No-Turn cord, however, is that you need to be familar with this technique of creating cording to create more intricate cording later on.

 

Take a look at the video tutorial below, then review the stepouts in the phototutorial that follows.

 

Give it a try!

 

No Turn Lucet Cord

 

Step 1:  Start this cord as shown. The starting tail of the yarn is pushed down through the hole and it helps to wind the working yarn a few times around your pinkie to get good tension.

Experiment with how many times to wrap and which finger to wrap in order to get a tension that works for you best.

No Turn Lucet Cord

No Turn Lucet Cord

 

Step 2:  Grab the strand that is lowest on the right prong and pull it out over top of the prong to the back as shown.

No Turn Lucet Cord

 

Step 3:  Pull the working yarn snug (but not too tight!) to the back of the lucet....

No Turn Lucet Cord

 

Step 4:  Then bring the yarn from the back around the front to the back of the left prong.

No Turn Lucet

 

Step 5:  Grab the lower strand from the FRONT and bring over the top strand and also over the top of the left prong and pull yarn snugly (again - NOT too tight!) to the back.

 

No Turn Lucet Cord

 

Step 6:  Bring working yarn through prongs and around front to back of the right prong. 

No Turn Lucet Cord

 

Step 7:  Grab the lower strand from the BACK and bring over the top strand and also over the top of the right prong.  Pull yarn snugly (again - NOT too tight!) to the back.

No Turn Lucet Cord Step 8:  Repeat steps 3 through 7 until your desired length is reached.