This knot's name dates back to at least 1783, when it was included in a nautical bilingual dictionary authored by Daniel Lescallier. Its origins prior to that are not known with certainty. There are several possible explanations for the name "Carrick" being associated with this bend. The Elizabethan era plasterwork of Ormonde Castle in Carrick-on-Suir shows numerous carrick bends molded in relief. Or the name may come from Carrick Roads—a large natural anchorage by Falmouth in Cornwall, England. The name may also have been derived from the Carrack, a medieval type of ship… As with many other members of the basket weave knot family, the carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes and here we go…
I created 3 different types for you. Please let me know, should you wish a different version. Thank you.
Blue Carrick Bend with a wooden bead.
Turquoise Carrick Bend with a Seashell.
Mix Blue & Turquoise Carrick Bend with a metal toggle closure.
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