More on the Nose Button

More on the Nose Button

I’m still working on the nose button of the bosal.  I’ve redone it three times and haven’t been happy with how it turned out.  Then it hit me…why don’t I just braid over the knots foundation?  Honestly I can’t think of a good reason why not, so that’s what I’m doing.  For me braiding is faster than tying a knot, and I have a lot more freedom in patterns by braiding versus doing a turkshead.

I wish I had taken pictures of my attempts at the nose button knots.  Here’s what it currently looks like:

24 plait nose button

I’m braiding the nose button as a 24 plait with an under three – over three – under three – over three pattern.  I thought about doing it U2 O2 type pattern to match the rest of the bosal, but I like the slightly wider look of the U3 O3 pattern.  Hopefully I can find a bit of time today to finish this part of the bosal.

Louie
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