This client asked me to make new railings for a staircase going up to an attic room. She wanted to use rope bannisters, in a style reminiscent of railings in a ship. To finish off the ropes, I fabricated a modified Wall and Crown Knot—a particular favorite of mine—at each end.
A Modified Wall and Crown Knot
I made a knot at each end of the rope by modifying a Wall and Crown Knot. A regular Wall and Crown usually involves two full passes of the pattern. To get the knot to the dimensions I wanted, I made three passes.