Micro macrame terms and abbreviations explained
Here is a short list of the terms and abbreviations I use to explain knots and methods.
FBK Fish bone knot
HH Half Hitch
LHK Larks Head Knot
LDHH Left Double Half Hitch
LLHK Left Larks Head Knot
OHK Overhand Knot
RDHH Right Double Half Hitch
RLHK Right Larks Head Knot
SPK Spiral Knot
SQK Square Knot
Column: A succession of knots. eg. a half hitch column (HHC) All knot columns have to have at least 1 core cord.
Core cord: It is essentially the same as your holding cord. These are the cords used as the ‘core’ to tie spiral knots (SPK’s) or square knots (SQK’s) for instance.
Holding cord: This is is the cord that your are knotting TO
Working cord: This is is the cord that you are knotting WITH
Tip: is is something that has made it easier for me to remember whether I am knotting a left or a right hand version of a knot:
When holding your holding cord with the left and knotting with your right, it is a RIGHT HAND KNOT
When holding your holding cord with your right and knotting with your left it is a LEFT HAND KNOT