02 March, 2009
"Tatted" Neck Lanyards
I had found StormDrane's posting about "Double Tatted chain" bracelets/watchbands, and I figured I could make a neck lanyard using a single-tatting for the neck section, and then finish it with a double-tatted section. The double-tatted section looks good initially, but doesn't hold up well under daily use. It begins to spread the upper section under stress.
The finishes I've used have undergone many variations. I am still looking for one that I like.
The best one so far has been using single-wall+single-crown, then a tripled (or so) MWK (Matthew Walker Knot) over the looped section. I think this one is the strongest so far, I just need to work on a better way to seal the ends. This version also makes it narrower than the king-cobra stitches I've also tried..
Suggestions welcomed... :)