If you want to compute the ' upstream ' and the 'downstream " of the
of a given turk's head just use my HP48 program ( see my
Publication page )
See PUBLICATION_5 for an HELP FOR DUMMIES about making a prevision
of what an enlargement will give starting with any square turkshead.
9L 8B turk's head
knot or GAUCHO ? Just a funny PARADOX !
well anyway a GAUCHO is made on a THK cordage route but not with the O1
U1 ( UI O1 ) coding of a THK....BUT IFF ( IFFy condition ; IF and ONLY
you let the
GAUCHO realm commence at ONE PASS then you have to admit
(with GRANT p 360) "The Gaucho
knot of one pass is in reality a nine-part eight-bight Turk's head."
8B THK == GAUCHO ONE PASS 9L 8B (this one was made
in less than 10 mn from a 3L 2B start and is very badly dressed but I
will not lose
precious minutes of my life on silly ego-boosting/boasting pseudo
ornamental knots ; this is
for info only )
COMING BACK TO
We saw that
concept in TURKSHEADS_2 when looking on enlargement . Here
is a photo, not a drawing, showing a real corridor and the
way it can be used to
count LEAD. This exemplify too the sorry business it is that BIGHTs are
in fact LEADs but "on the frontier". This point is almost never made
and always left implicit.
ENLARGEMENT ( after
The Braider )
This is for a generic
enlargement were seen about in Summer 2008, one year ago, in Turksheads-2
Diagram summarizing Enlargement type 1 on
RIGHT side of the SPart-WEnd vector ( the very first
HALF-PERIOD laid )
Diagram summarizing Enlargement
type 2 on the LEFT
side of the SPart-WEnd vector ( the very first HALF-PERIOD laid )
ENLARGEMENT ( after
The Braider )
Only for the person having perfectly mastered the type 1
seen just above.
You will have to use concentration and attention to analyse
(big file so slow download for
telephone modem !)
A 1934 PINEAPPLE
The one I made was following what FRY put in his book but the source
SPENCER KNOTS, SPLICES and fancy work, published
as fair quote and as a tribute to a beautiful book that you should try
to get using
www.bookfinder.com hoping for one of the rare original
( that and what look like the 'princeps' description of a
method for Long
Turkshead by a Royal Navy Captain : E.W. DENISON :
A 1934 method for
LONG TURKSHEAD KNOT by Chas. L. SPENCER
I have written a sort of dissertation on those long THK and after
writing it I remembered my old copy of Spencer's and sure enough I
found again this
My dissertation will be put on line some time..
Juts follow the route with a "for keeps" cordage and put on the correct
crossings on it (you gain to be sure that you don't have to bother with
pins ) following your worked out half-period coding or work this coding
"on the go" which allow exploring new pattern and concentrating on them
and not on the
On the same illustration there is a cordage route plus
a fully corrected coding so this is a mule system, mule is sacrificed
after the "for keeps"
cordage had been put on.
illustration (note the PINs with colours which help a lot
or JUMPING / alternative : PIN STEPPING ) shows what I call
the Poor Man Algorithm as there is no maths apparent there, only try,
fail, correct, succeed.
When the mule is in place just used it as guide for the definitive
Copyright 2005 Sept - Charles
Hamel / Nautile -
Overall rewriting in August 2006 .
Copyright renewed. 2007-2014 -(each year of existence)