The butterfly knot or picot knot (BK) is a knot commonly used in hemp jewelry.

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It’s really easy to make. Use it to give a lacy, airy look to a piece of jewelry or knotwork.
Useful Links:
Glossary of Hemp Jewelry Making Terms
How to Make a HK
How to Make a SK



Note: Before you can make a BK, you need to know how to make a HK (half knot) and a SK.

Review how to make a HK here (prerequisite for making a SK)
Review how to make a SK here

Here are instructions for making a Butterfly Knot:

Figure 1 Figure 2

To make a BK, 4 cords are used – two knotters, and two fillers.

Step 1: Make 1 SK

Step 2: Leave a gap in your knots, then make another SK [see figure1]

Step 3: Using your thumb and forefinger, push your 2nd SK up your knot bearers so it sits snug against your first SK. This creates the “butterfly” or “picot”.

That’s it!

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Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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