The Kringle knot is named after a Scandinavian pastry.
This pretty knot is one our favourites. It looks especially fine in the natural colour of the jute rope.
There are five passes around in this knot, made from one piece of rope. We sew the outer passes together, which helps to keep the knot shipshape. The ends are finished off with sailmakers whipping with waxed twine.
It would look great in so many homes, adding a neutral texture to rustic, coastal or Scandi decor.
It is useful as well as beautiful, the natural rope can protect worktops and tables from warm dishes (Not red hot pans, they would singe). Being plant based, it is more heat resistant than synthetic ropes. Try not to use as a trivet when wet as the heat will be still transfered.
It was originally used as on ships to protect the deck from pulleys and blocks. The centre hole was where the pulley's eyebolt or shackle was attached to the deck.