First. You must know how to do a 4ward and backward 4 knot!
Cut your strings. I cut 7 because I want a thin zig zag. If you want to do 7 strings, you can choose up to 7 colours. You can do a single colour. You can also do ombré (light to dark or dark to light)
I clipped my strings onto a science book, but you can use a clipboard, or safety pin onto your jeans or pillow, etc. Arrange your strings in order.
Since I'm currently doing this, I've already done a lot of rows. But pretend I'm just starting. This is what it will turn out! 😊
Start with the 2 left-most strings. Make a 4ward (right) knot. (It was hard filming with my iphone between my neck and my jaw haha so bear with me please!)
Hold the string you tied with (first string) and do a forward knot over the next string in line. I held on to my other previous strings for stability (?) to tie the next string.
You just repeat with the next string in line and so on until you've finished a whole row. This is what it should look like ^
This is like a candy stripe pattern. Once you've done the first row, you grab the next string in line (See previous pic) and do another row of forward knots. Repeat until you've done 3 rows.
Done 3 rows? Great! You've done a zig, now you can do the zag! (Zigzag)
You've finished the 3rd row of forward knots, so your string should be on the right hand side. Make a backward 4 knot with the first 2 strings on the right...
Like the forward knots, do the same with the backward knots. (Basically its like a backward candy stripe this time) it should look like this ^ Again, repeat until you've done 3 rows of BACKWARD knots.
Then you just repeat! 3 rows of forward knots, 3 rows of backward knots. Keep doing this until you reach desired length.
Thanks for viewing my guide! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions chuck em in the comment box 😊✌