View Full Version : October 2017: Knot knot knot . . . bun

October 5th, 2017, 08:27 PM
This is one by our Seeshami. I can't find the video tutorial I remember she made, but I did find a picture of my hair in such a bun.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4162/35618643905_81a5e4a772_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WguRU6)

Basically, take two braids and tie them together until the length is used up in knots, then place and pin. Looks complicated and is stupidly easy.

October 6th, 2017, 02:24 AM
Mine ended up with a bit more round shape...


October 6th, 2017, 05:46 AM
Awesome. Too bad I'm a bit over braiding at this point (nooo aaah braids), or I would have tried it. :)

Wildcat Diva
October 11th, 2017, 06:39 AM
I better get my app open that teaches me the difference between a granny knot and a square knot. I always tie a granny knot (=fail).

ghost pisces
October 13th, 2017, 12:40 AM
Square knots are right over left, then left over right.

October 21st, 2017, 02:14 PM
Looks neat, neko_kawaii and TatsuOni! :blossom:

October 22nd, 2017, 09:27 AM
Looks neat, neko_kawaii and TatsuOni! :blossom:

Thank you! :flower:

October 23rd, 2017, 02:59 AM
Ooh, this looks cool! I might have to learn to do it. For me, for some reason any style that involves manipulating braids (knots, buns, etc.) always looks like a knotted awkward mess (as if I just grabbed a bunch of braids and wadded them up, maybe?) rather than an intentional, pretty, ordered complex/intricate twist. I think maybe I need to actually carefully arrange the braids while I'm doing it, rather than just letting them fall wherever?

Square knots are right over left, then left over right.

Also, because this used to confuse me (I, um, overthink things), it's existing right over left and existing left over right, not "right over left and then the one that was originally left over one that was originally right."* That is, the same strand will cross over the top both times. IOW, if red is originally on the right and blue originally on the left, red will cross over blue the first time, and then it will be on the left and blue will be on the right, so red will cross over again. If an explanation helps, the idea is that the twist of each half of the knot is in an opposite direction, so they fit together opposing each other (it's the same reason you ply yarn, or make a rope braid, with twist going first one way and then the other. They push against each other and hold each other snug as they try to undo themselves from the twist/knot. Just like if you're with a friend in a hallway... if you both want to go the same way, you'll go that way. If you want to go opposite ways, you'll push against each other and not go anywhere...).

*(Yes, this actually did confuse me once upon a time. And when I think about it, I have no idea why as it makes no sense, really... Also, I always got confused because I tend to want to cross the left side over when knotting, so I'd have to think carefully about how to either do the whole thing backwards {left over right and then right over left}, or how to do it according to the rhyme, which was against my natural inclination. Either way, crossing the right strand over feels foreign and awkward to me)

October 24th, 2017, 02:45 AM
ob braided knot bun is here!
here I come with mine:

November 10th, 2017, 02:00 PM
One-third of a month late and a dollar short, I finally tried this bun today.

I really like it. It's not at all difficult to do, it holds on my hair like a rock, and the weight of my hair is fairly evenly distributed.

It's a slightly blurry photo, and it's sort of hard to see all the details in my hair anyway, but here it is. (The little silver things sticking out of the bottom are the points of my Ravenslair Artemis fork.)