Whatever kind of ankle bracelet you might have, tying it is a quick and easy process. If you want a knot that you can easily adjust, opt for a sliding knot. This is a particularly good option if you want to be able to easily remove the anklet. If you are wanting to leave your anklet on for a long period, use the simple knot to hold it in place. If your anklet has a loop and 2 threads, opt for the loop technique. Each of these methods will hold your anklet securely in place for as long as you want to wear it.
EditCreating a Sliding Knot
- Wrap the ends of the anklet around your ankle. Place the middle of the anklet at the front of your ankle. Then, take each end of the anklet and wrap them all the way around your ankle so that they both cross at the back of your foot and meet at the front of your foot.
- This knot works best on anklets with at least of extra cord at each end.
- This knot will work with any type of string or cord.
- Create a small loop from the end of anklet. Take 1 end of the anklet in your hand and create a loop that is approximately in diameter. If the rope is thick, make the loop slightly bigger so that there is a visible hole in the middle.
- If your cord is short, make the loop from the end of the cord.
- Wrap the end of the cord around the base of the loop twice. Hold the loop firmly against the anklet string that is wrapped around your angle. Then, take the end of the cord and wrap it over the base of the loop and around the anklet string. Repeat this process to create a sturdy loop.
- Use the end of the cord that has the loop in it to create the wrap.
- Pull the end of the cord through the loop and pull it tight. Push the end up straight up and through the loop. Pull it tight and push the loop down toward the anklet. This secures the knot and holds 1 side of the anklet in place.
- If necessary, trim off the end of the cord so that you don’t trip over it.
- Repeat the same process on the other side of the anklet. Take the other end of the cord and create a loop. Then, wrap the end of the cord around the loop and tuck it through the loop to secure the knot in place. These knots are really sturdy and don’t come undone easily.
- Once again, use a sharp pair of scissors to trim off any extra cord.
- Slide the knots back and forth to adjust the size of the anklet. To make the anklet smaller, simply pull the knots toward each other. If you want the anklet bigger or want to remove it, pull the knots away from each other.
- This anklet knot is great if you are giving it is as a gift, as the receiver can easily adjust the anklet to the right size.
EditMaking a Simple Knot
- Pinch the ends of the anklet where you want the knot to be. Wrap the anklet around your ankle and then hold the ends together. This allows you to decide how tight you want your anklet to be. Make sure there you can fit at least 1 finger under you anklet, as this gives room for your ankle to swell slightly in warm weather.
- Hold the ends at the front of your angle so that they are easy to knot.
- Tuck the ends loosely behind the anklet. Use 1 hand to keep pinching the anklet in place and use your other hand to pass the ends of the anklet underneath the end strings that you’re pulling forward from your ankle, creating a loop that looks like a “4”.
- It is easiest to use your dominant hand to loop the ends.
- Pull the ends of the anklet up through the loop that you created. Push both ends of the cord through the loop and pull them tight to secure the knot. Release your pinch on the anklet, as the knot is now holding it in place.
- If necessary, trim the ends of the anklet to your desired length.
EditTying a Bracelet with an Existing Loop
- Thread both pieces of thread through the loop. Wrap the anklet around your ankle and push both the threads down into the loop. Pull the threads taught so that the anklet tightens against your ankle. Allow the bottom thread to hang down below your ankle and hold the top thread above your ankle bone.
- This technique works for anklets with a larks’ head buckle or a half hitch knot buckle, both of which are loops woven loops at one end of your anklet. The other end should have two braids or threads to tie around the loop.
- Push the top thread through the loop and pull it downward. Take the thread that is above your ankle and thread it down into the loop. Then, thread it downward so that it lies beside the other thread. Pull the thread tight to secure the knot.
- Hold this thread on the right side of your ankle to identify which thread is which.
- Poke the other thread back through the loop. Take the the left piece of thread and push it down into the loop and pull it out through the other side. Hold it above your ankle so that you can easily distinguish between the threads.
- If the anklet feels loose, tug the thread firmly.
- Pull the top thread down through the loop. Take the same piece of thread and poke it down through the loop. Then, pull the end of the string down toward the bottom of your place. Pull the string tight to secure it in place.
- If you want the anklet to feel extra secure, double-knot the 2 threads.
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