Ian Fieggen (aka 'Professor Shoelace') Ian's Shoelace Site Ian's Shoelace Knot
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Ian Knot Flip Book
Ian Knot step 1
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11 Fold both lace ends into "loops";
22 Twist both loops anti-clockwise;
33 Cross loops, left (yellow) in front;
44 Feed loops through each other;
55 Loops emerge from both sides;
66 Pull tight to complete the knot.
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Finished Knot
Finished Ian Knot picture The finished "Ian Knot" is identical to either the Standard Shoelace Knot or the Two Loop Shoelace Knot. Because it was tied much more quickly and symmetrically, the laces suffer less wear and tear and thus last longer.
NOTE: If your finished knot comes out crooked, it's probably because you tie your Starting Knot the opposite way to mine. This will result in an un-balanced "Granny Knot", which both sits crooked and comes undone more easily. See my Granny Knot page for more information.
If you still can't figure out how to tie this knot, you may need to view the Video.

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Related Links
Standard Knot Standard Knot
Identical knot using a different technique (much slower).
Mega Ian Knot Mega Ian Knot
Enhanced, more secure variation of this knot (much trickier).

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