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Double Plafond Prototype: Add Sauvastika

plafond plus sauvastika So, I tied a sauvastika knot under the centre of the plafond knot while interlacing the side ears around the plafond frame, and then put the incoming and outgoing cords back through top and bottom frame parts. I have my double diamonds in their frame, but the sauvastika ears are not balanced. The knot is not properly symmetric across the major axes. I wasn’t expecting success at this juncture, but it’s close.

Double Plafond Prototype: More Simple Knots

double plafond prototype with more simple knots So, I was writing up the preamble to my instructions for the plafond knot and was thinking about how one might logically expand this knot. It has no ears and the usual construction methods are resolutely square, so the idea of making something not quadrilateral based seemed unlikely (although just typing that has given me a little bit of an idea… 8). But the idea still seemed worth pursuing. I knew that Lydia Chen had come up with 2 variations, but I had something else in mind.

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