TIED UP IN KNOTS

OLD-FASH­IONED MACRAME RE­TURNS WITH A FRESH TWIST FOR A HANG­ING VASE.

Country Woman - - MAKE IT -

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

32 ft. of 2 mm jute twine Quart-size ma­son jar

DIREC­TIONS

1. Cut twine into 8 equal pieces. Group in 2 bun­dles of 4 pieces. 2.

Lay the 2 bun­dles per­pen­dic­u­lar to each other, cross­ing them in the mid­dle. Tie them in a lan­yard knot, us­ing the di­a­gram be­low. 3. Sep­a­rate 2 strands from 2 side-by-side bun­dles. Tie them in a knot 1¹₂ in. above the lan­yard knot. Re­peat all the way around, un­til all the strands have been tied to­gether. 4.

Move an­other 1¹₂ in. above the first row of knots and tie 2 more strands to­gether, mak­ing sure to pull the strands from side-by-side knots and not the same sec­tion. This will cre­ate the di­a­mond-shaped pat­tern. Re­peat all the way around again. 5. Con­tinue the pat­tern for 5 rows of knots. Gather the ex­cess twine at the top and tie in a thick knot to use to hang the vase. In­sert the ma­son jar, cen­ter­ing the bot­tom on the lan­yard knot, and fill as de­sired. n

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