11L10B turk's head

11L10B unusual turk’s head

In this tutorial we will take a look at an unusual 11L10B turk’s head pattern.

This knot does not have a specific name that I know of. It is inspired by the “unusual turks head patterns” section of the Turks head cookbook volume two, a book by Don Burrhus. Sadly the book is really hard to get nowdays.


I was glad to get some help from a fellow knot enthusiast Shawn Evans who provided a runlist that I could adapt for this tutorial. Thank you Shawn for that!

The knot is tied using the “running method”, meaning that is is tied directly, without any interweave. When you get used to it, it is a very handy way of tying turk’s head knots.


As with most of my turk’s head tutorials, this one is in video form.

So what will you need?


  • a mandrel (I used a PVC pipe about 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter)
  • paracord (I used 6 feet (a bit over 180 cm) of gutted paracord)
  • lacing needle
  • rubber band to hold the standing end of the knot.

With these ready, let’s start tying!



As mentioned the knot is tied using the running method. This means that it is tied in one piece.

You will notice, that after each sequence is done, it is then repeated in reverse- where an over was, there is now an under and vice-versa.

Enjoy the tutorial!

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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