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down through the loop again draw up both pairs The reef knot, as its name indicates, is used ;

of threads.

by

sailors for tying the reef points of a sail.

49 shows a knot which may be made of braid or of cord, on a larger scale, or it may be

Fig. of

two rows

worked

in

smaller

knot.

chain

stitch

as

When made

a in

narrow braid or cord the second cord is laced through after the knot has been formed by the first cord. This knot could be used

„

Fig. 49.

for

border,

a

placed

at

regular

intervals with lines of cords connecting the one knot

with the next

;

to

be made larger. stitch or in

fill

up a corner the central loop could when worked in chain

It looks well

couched

lines.

The Chinese Knot (Fig. 50).—This knot, used for the ornamentation of a sailor's collar, is made of one One loop

cord.

is

made

long

enough to pass round the neck, under the collar. Used as a part

the

of

end loops as

required

The

border design the

may

be made as long

to

fill

the

space.

FlG

makes

an ornamental fastening for anything that might require it. To make it, start at the X from there it can be easily followed from Fig. 50. It takes the form of two Chinese

knot

;

hearts

reversed

formed Fig. 5

and interlaced; the outer loops are

in the process. 1 is

made up

of

two pieces 126

of braid.

The

crosses

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