In this tutorial we are going to take a look at how to tie the gaucho knot.
The gaucho knot is tied by first making a 5 lead 4 bight turk’s head and then expanding it. The result is the gaucho knot, a popular decorative knot.
Gaucho knot tutorial
Due to the way that the knot is tied, I decided on a video tutorial and written step by step instructions. I think this combination will work best, the video serving the most use.
Tying the knot
Start off by tying a 5L4B turk’s head knot.
- remove the working end from the right side of the standing end and insert it to the left of the standing end
- follow the standing end to the top of the knot
- start weaving on the first free bight to the left. The first sequence is under one-over one-under two-over two (U1-O1-U2-O2)
- when you reach the bottom, start again at the left bight. The sequence is the same, under one-over one-under two-over two (U1-O1-U2-O2)
- now at the top, we start with a similar sequence than before, by going under one-over two-under two-over two (U1-O2-U2-O2)
- from the bottom to the top, the sequence is again the same, under one-over two-under two-over two (U1-O2-U2-O2)
- The final sequence is under two-over two-under two-over two (U2-O2-U2-O2)
- bring your working end to the left of the standing end and you are done!
Tighten this knot equally and slowly and you will get a nice look on it.