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directional hitch for adjusting a lanyard?
« on: April 04, 2011, 12:57:29 AM »

I submit for your perusal, a bit of a conundrum I have run across and had no luck solving.  Hopefully the picture is relatively self explanatory, but I will try to clarify.  I need to be able to adjust the length of the wristband around my left wrist, and then release it one handed.  I know I could use something along the lines of a cl-194 cord lock, but that would have no class.  I'm sure there is some variation of a hitch out there that would do the same job, but look better and show off some advanced cordcraft much better.

Anyway, the cord is standard 7 cord 550 by Rothco, and the lanyard is a single piece running loop sinnet.  

Thanks for any ideas.



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Re: directional hitch for adjusting a lanyard?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 02:14:32 AM »
Hi James and welcome to the forum.

Here's a simple Monkey Fist bracelet I tied for one of my daughters. Cross Lace cord with a 3/8" wooden core. It has an adjustable strap using a Fisherman's Knot (thanks to JD's "How to Make an Adjustable Switchback Strap by TIAT"

My 4 yr old granddaughter HAD to have one the same color as her Mom's too. lol She could remove it singlehandedly.


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Re: directional hitch for adjusting a lanyard?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 10:04:22 AM »
Hi James

As you have 2 cords running in parallel you probably need a separate knot to simulate the cord lock. A small turks head in thinner cord would do - draw it up fairly tightly and it will act as a sliding stopper (knot the cord ends to stop it coming off!).

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