Ian's Secure Knot Flip Book

Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot diagram

Also known as the “Double Slip Knot”, this is a secure shoelace knot with a simple, symmetrical method of tying. Cross two loops and pass them both through the “hole” in the middle. This is a shoelace knot that won't come undone on its own!

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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Cross right (blue) loop over left (yellow).
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Wrap right (yellow) loop around to front.
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Wrap left (blue) loop around to back.
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Feed both loops through the “hole”.
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Pull tight to complete the knot.

Finished Knot

Finished Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot

The finished Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot should be a tight, closed knot with a symmetrical double wrap around the middle, as compared to the single wrap of simpler shoelace knots.

NOTE: If your finished knot looks uneven or twisted, it may easily be “worked” into a neat result as follows: Pull on the loose ends slightly as though untying the laces. This will bring the outer wraps of the knot together. Then, pull on the loops once again to re-tighten the knot, which will neaten up the inner parts.

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