Clasped Hands Knot – Learn How to Make a Great Clasp
Summary: The clasped hands knot is a very special knot. It forms a knot below a loop. You can use it to hang something. Follow this technique to learn how to make a clasped hands knot.
How to make a clasped hands knot?
Step 1: Make a loop with a strand. For the rest of the tutorial, the upper strand will be referred as the working end and bottom strand as the standing end.
Step 2: Tie the first part of the knot
1st, take the working end down and through the first loop, and it will form a second loop as you can see in the picture;
2nd, in a clockwise direction, pass the working end under the standing end;
3rd, take the working end over the three portions of the strand and under the rightmost portion;
4th, pull the second loop and the ends.
Step 3: Continue to tie
1st, loosen the tightened portion on the right and it will form a loop which is the first loop in previous steps;
2nd, pass the left end through the first loop from the front;
3rd, grasp the left end with you left hand;
4th, pass the left end through the loop again.
Step4: See it from the behind as picture shown below.
Step 5: Finish the clasped hands knot
1st, bring the right end under the left end in a clockwise circle;
2nd, pass the right end through the coils you made before;
3rd, repeat the 1st and 2nd steps of this step again;
4th, pull ends and adjust the coils.
Step 6: Done!
So you get a clasped hands knot. In traditional Chinese clothing,clasped hands knots are used as buttons, now clasped hands knots are used more than that.