For the cobra stitch pieces of gimp; one shorter piece and one longer piece that’s about three times the length of the shorter piece. Take both your shorter piece and your longer piece, bend them in half. Pinch them at their center like I’ve done here. Once you’ve pinched the center of your pieces of gimp, take the longer one, bring it around the shorter one. I am going to call this my right strand, this my left strand, and these my orange strands. You might not be using orange, but I am going to call them orange out of convenience. Take my right strand, bring it across the front. I’ll take my left strand. I’ll bring it in front of my right strand. Then, I’ll bring my left strand behind my orange strands, up through the loop I made. I’ll pull that tight. Now, do the same thing except, I’ll start with the left strand, which was the right strand before I brought it over. Bring it across, I’ll bring this strand over it, then behind my orange strands, up through the loop. Now, we are back on the right side, right over the front, left over that strand, bring it around the back, up through the loop. Then, bring it over to the right, bring this strand over that one, around the back and through the loop. As you are making the stitch, you need to alternate between right and left. If you forget what your last stitch was just look at the one going across the front. As you can see, this strand here starts on the left and there is a cross to the right. So, my next stitch needs to start on the right and go across to the left. Now, the most recent stitch, as you can see, starts with the right and goes across to the left. That’s the one I just made. My next one, start from the left and go across to the right. Keep repeating this back and forth until you are ready to finish the lanyard. Once you have all of the stitches you want, cut your ends at your desired length. You are done with the cobra stitch.