How to Make a Rope Soft Shackle
This particular version of as soft rope shackle was taken from Des Pawson’s book. This book I would highly recommend as it is packed with decorative knotting projects.
How to Tie The Lanyard Knot
The Lanyard Knot is a rather elegant knot that is tied into a end of multi-strand rope or cord. The Lanyard knot works well in a three strand rope, but in this video I show how I used it to make a Soft Shackle or Jib Shackle with six strands.
This particular knot was take from Des Pawson’s book:
How to Seize a Rope
In the making of the Jib Shackle I used flat seizing at the very top and near to the bottom of the soft shackle. I used the following method as shown in the diagram below, with the exception that I replaced the eye splice by using a Clove Hitch as my anchor point. Here is more information on How to Seize Rope. Which also includes a video on how to seize rope together.