Cobra Stitch Instructions
Learn the cobra stitch with my step by step video instructions and then use your new skills to make a paracord lanyard or paracord bracelet.
This knot, also known as a Solomon bar or Portuguese sinnet , is really easy to learn. It might look complicated, but it's actually quite straightforward. Soon you'll be able to do it with your eyes closed. Yes really.
Just scroll down to the project your interested in. The knot is the same in each project, but the starting points are slightly different.
For Paracord Bracelet
Something I forgot to mention in the video is that making the tightness of the knots determines the flexibility of the bracelet. Make the knots firm, but you don't need to yank them tight with all your might. That way you'll get a bracelet with neat-looking knots that's still flexible and comfortable.
(The first paracord bracelet I made I tied the knots too tight, and the bracelet was kind of stiff and uncomfortable.)
Now you can use the cobra stitch to make a Paracord Bracelet
For Paracord Lanyard
As with the bracelet, tie the knots firmly but don't yank them really tight , otherwise your lanyard will be stiff like a board.
Now you can make a Paracord Lanyard
King Cobra Stitch
Fancy name huh? But it's really just a second layer of stitches on top of the first.
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Where to buy paracord?
Offline, you'll find paracord army surplus stores, camping stores, and outdoor equipment stores. Online, you can try amazon or eBay, who usually stock a pretty good range at reasonable prices.
Where can I get paracord?
You can get cheap stuff, and you can get good stuff, but the trick is to find good stuff that's cheap!
I used to recommend eBay or Amazon, but now I recommend a place called "Camping Survival", because they're a good combination of price and quality. They sell 550 paracord for as little as $3.99 / 50ft, which comes out as about $1 per bracelet or lanyard.
All the paracord they sell is manufactured by certified U.S. Government contractors. You can click the image to the left to visit their store.