# What are some basic macrame knots

## Basic course macrame knots - Learning macrame made easy

### 5. Rib knot horizontal

The rib knot is wonderfully suitable for “framing” knotted areas and creating a visual separation. It can be used for a wide variety of forms. The rib knot also requires a bit of concentration and practice so that the result is nice and even.

That's how it's done:

You put the cord (guide cord) on the far left over the others. Then you take the cord next to it and use it to form the first loop by first guiding the working cord over the guide cord and then passing the work cord under under the guide cord. In addition, a second loop is tied using the same principle. Before I tighten the whole thing, I first tighten the first loop, then the second. The guide should be kept tight. You continue like this until you have reached the end of the row. If you want to knot another row underneath, lay the guide from right to left parallel to the first row and continue to knot the neighboring cords according to the same principle.

#### Versions of the rib knot:

Rib knot diagonal:

The rib knot can also be worked at an angle and you can achieve beautiful effects.

That's how it's done:

You proceed according to the same principle as described above, but you hold the guide at an angle when knotting. I find the macrame board (see article on the material) particularly helpful in this work. As this helps keep the guide constant at an angle.

Rib knot vertical:

You can also tie the rib knot vertically. The cord on the far left forms the working cord. The remaining strands are used as passive guiding cords.

That's how it's done:

With the work cord on the far left, you form a first loop by first walking under the guide cord and then leading the work cord back over the guide cord. This is repeated so that a second loop forms that is tightened securely. The second vertical rib knot is placed right next to it until the desired number is reached.