Knots/Sinnet knots/Five-string English sinnet
Making a five-string English sinnet
The five-string English sinnet is a very simple sinnet to create, and closely related to the three-string version. You start by putting the five strings next to each other. Then you pick the leftmost string and cross it over the middle string. Then, you pick the rightmost string, and cross it over the middle string. Repeat this process alternating the leftmost and rightmost string, until the desired length is reached.
This sinnet is a braid, and is therefore primarily used for decoration. Another use for this sinnet is creating a stronger rope by braiding several weaker ropes. A five-string English sinnet will create a rope five times stronger than either of the five individual ropes (provided the five ropes used were of the same quality and strength).
- Five-string braid
- Three-string English sinnet
- English sinnets with more strings are created the same manner. Any uneven number of strings can be used.