The Norton knot is a beauty!
In this tutorial I will demonstrate how simple it is to tie a Norton knot.
My first encounter wit the knot was in the book by Tom Hall (Introduction to Turk’s head knots). I have soon found it to be tied very similarly to a common, type 1 pineapple knot. It has a similar tying process, although the resulting knot looks much more like a gaucho knot to me.
You can interweave a variety of knots into a Norton knot, getting the attractive effect. The most common interweave is the one onto a 4 bight turk’s head though, so I though I’d show you guys how to do it using a 5 part 4 bight turk’s head. Using the same principles you could interweave a longer knot which would make an awesome paracord bracelet (I’ll get to that soon :)).
For those more into turk’s head knots, the regular Norton knot is an interweave of a casa and a sobre-casa knot.
To tie this knot I recommend the following items:
I decided on a video tutorial since it allows me to explain the basic principles in tying the knot. Be sure to tie a base knot such as a 5L4B turk’s head knot before starting the tutorial!
Enjoy the following tutorial!