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:
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.