Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cloverleaf triquetras

Here is a fairly simple triquetra and perhaps my favorite. It's easy to construct (well, more or less!) and looks impressive. Stay tuned, on Monday I'll post some drawing instructions for anyone who would like to try doing some of these triangular Celtic knots.

I began my first cloverleaf triquetra and it went so haywire I abandonned it and moved on to number two! There are still a few glitches here, but I think I disguised them fairly well.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Tortuca, stripes and Rounding

Third try went a lot better. I actually got all the overing and undering where it was supposed to go!
Tangles: Chebucto, Knightsbridge, Pearlz

But I kept thinking about that first attempt, and that there are no mistakes that you can't do something with. So I got that botched tile out again and went to play. Have you seen those photos of webs made by spiders on drugs?
I think this looks like a cloverleaf triquetra on... something!
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Florez, Tripoli, stripes, dots and zigzags

So, you're wondering where those glitches are? I'll show you.


  1. Well, I'm glad I'm in good company with the error-making on Triquetra. 'Cept your errors still look much better than mine; Eagerly awaiting your instructions.

    Are those drugged spider webs for real? Really real? Too funny.

    1. Yes, the webs are for real! NASA did experiments, and I think somewhere in Germany also. There are videos about the spiders too.

  2. This is such a very helpful post - thank you for explaining it all in such detail. Looking forward to seeing the tutorials immensely.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! I've been driving myself nuts trying to get mine "perfect".

  4. Hi Margaret, I just found this on Pinterest! Thank you for the link back to our shop and the Cloverleaf Triquetra. I had to comment because of the over/under challenges. I still sometimes have trouble when I'm designing new knots with the over/under and have to get Coop to come and figure it out for me. As my work is in pencil, it isn't a hard to fix. But, sometimes when Coop gets interrupted while carving, he will do an over/over or under/under when he starts up again…that is a bit harder to fix! Thanks again for the link. Katrina