|Boatswain's mate knot
||Decorative knot on the pipe lanyard
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The boatswain's mate knot is a knot from the shipping industry that historically served as a badge and can now be found in macrame as a decorative knot.
Names and history
The name "bosun's mate knot" comes from the cords of the bosun's whistle , with which the bosun's mate emphasized his hierarchical position on board.
Forms a pretty loop on pipe strings or on the cord of the knife.
First a bay is made. An "eight" is placed in the double ribbon. With the end through the eye , and then alternating above and below through the eye , and finally through the eye again.
up around, through the eye, around down
down through the eye, done
The boatswain's mate knot is a basic pattern for platting , in which many shapes are always alternately plaited "around the top - around the bottom".