The Carrick mat
is a knot
. When woven flat it can be used as a mat or pad - as a hot pad, e.g.
The same knot tied the same way, but allowed to form a cylinder around the central opening instead of laying flat, can be used to make a woggle
. The carrick mat is one of the easiest to master of the Turks head knots
(3 lead x 4 bight).
To tie a Carrick mat
- Start with a clockwise bight, to layover with an open pretzel.
- Run your working end under your standing end. This will bring you to the left side of the flat knot.
- Run the working end in a sewing fashion. (Over, under, over, under) This will bring you near to your standing end.
- Run your working end next to the standing end, following it through the knot.
- Repeat as necessary.