I was “fidgety” today and decided to play with a 2 stranded lucet cord. After many attempts and having to pull out the cord several times, I finally got it figured out! Okay, I figured out *one* way to do a two stranded cord.
I decided to make a square cord (as opposed to flat or diamond) as this is the cord I am most familiar with. I started my cord by holding both strands together and making the first four knots without separating the strands. After I had my “anchor knot”, I dropped one strand and made two more knots using just the dark green thread. I then dropped that strand and made two knots using just the cream colored thread. I continued in this manner for about a foot, then decided to see if altering the pattern would make a difference. I made only one knot with each strand before dropping it and picking up the other color. I could find no difference between the two halves of cord – the visual pattern did not change at all. When I tried to make a complete layer before switching strands (4 knots), all I got was a tangled mess! Maybe with practice? Next I’ll try a chevron pattern with a flat lucet braid!