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Here are some pictures of the knot that I developed after finding that I could produce various lengths of a flat lanyard knot in five-leads. I decided that I wanted to do seven-lead knots, but it took me several days of intense effort to produce a drawing of the knot that would lead to this. (Of course, I then found a pattern for it in the Ashley's Book of Knots, with more symmetrical ends. Scroll down further for pictures of that.)

This first picture is of a bracelet made with about sixty inches of pure silver 18ga (1mm) wire. The ends are left free, but melted into beads to prevent scratching. It's easy to put on and take off, being quite springy.
Seven-lead lanyard knot inspired by French Sinnet.
Just to see what would happen, I got out some smaller wire, 0.75mm in diameter, and used twice as long a section of it, doubled. Here is the result of that experiement. You can see the middle of the wire, over on the right-hand end, and the two ends of it on the left. It's quite comfortable to wear, and even easier to get on and off than the other, since the thinner wire is a little more flexible.

Doubled seven-lead flat lanyard bracelet.
The knots shown here have twenty-four loops on the long side. This number can increase or decrease in multiples of seven, to make longer or shorter patterns. The number of crossings in this pattern is 144.
Okay, almost the same knot, but with more symmetrical ends, more comfortable to wear (if the ends are wrapped or fused, anyway) and made on almost the same fixture.
Another seven-lead lanyard knot inspired by French Sinnet.
The ends are more even, and here's a shot that shows the end fused into the last loop it crosses on the way out. Should be comfortable to wear, this way, but the same result could be obtained by wrapping it one turn around the same loop and hiding the end inside.

End of the wire fused into place.

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