John Perkins

 Lanyards! How To Make A 6-String Lanyard Lanyards!

The instructions on this page assume the reader already knows how to make a 4-string lanyard.

Section 1:   6-String Lanyard, Straight Stitch

Lanyards!
Starting a 6-string lanyard is just like starting a 4-string lanyard, accept you have an extra color sitting beside one of the first 2.

Lanyards!
Send the first 2 strings across.   It's easiest to use the strings for the by-itself-color.

Lanyards!
Sending the next 2 strings across (in this case, gold), it'll look sort of like a 4-string stitch.   Once you've done that, send a silver string across, over and under.

Lanyards!
Send the other silver string across.

See how the bottom black string holds it in place?

Lanyards!
Pull the strings taut, making sure not to stretch them.

Lanyards!   Lanyards!   Lanyards!
This is how it will look after six stitches.

Section 2:   6-String Lanyard, Circle Stitch

Lanyards!
To start a circle stitch, send the 2 black strings across diagonally.

Lanyards!
Send one of the gold strings across, diagonally.

Lanyards!
Send the other gold string across.

This was the part I had the hardest time remembering when I was first learning- the gold strings cross diagonally to each other.   They do not mix with the silver strings.

Lanyards!
Send the 2 silver strings across, diagonally.

Lanyards!
This is how it looks after several circle stitches.