Crossed Ian Knot Flip Book

Crossed Ian Shoelace Knot diagram

This knot is a curiosity that often results from tying the Ian Knot incorrectly. Twisting the loops in the wrong direction results in a knot with the ends crossed within the knot. It seems more secure – but can easily fall apart.

Begin with regular “Starting Knot”
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Begin with regular “Starting Knot”.
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Fold both lace ends into “loops”.
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Twist both loops CLOCKWISE.
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Cross loops, left (yellow) in front.
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Feed loops through each other.
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Loops emerge from both sides.
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Pull tight to complete the knot.

Finished Knot

Finished Crossed Ian Shoelace Knot

The finished Crossed Ian Shoelace Knot looks very similar to the regular Ian Knot except for the additional crossover in the middle of the knot.

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