Here are three ways to tie a sync .
The first way uses a type of knot called a girth hitch .
This is the knot that alter servers typically use .
The knot is made by first finding the middle of the rope to do this .
Put the two ends of the rope together and slide your hand all the way down to the other end of the rope .
Then the knot itself is formed in two steps .
First pinch near the end of the rope to make a loop .
Second , reach your hand through the loop , you just made and pull some of the rope through to make another loop .
This is a girth hitch knot .
Next wrap the cincture around your waist without letting go of the knot and put the tassel end of the rope through both knot loops for altar servers just shift the nat to one side for priests and deacons split the ropes apart and tuck them up underneath the cincture forming two more loops , then pull the ends of the rope up through those loops that you just made .
The advantages of this knot are that it is adjustable after tying it and that it is not excessively bulky .
The disadvantage of this knot is that it is the most lopsided and unsymmetrical of the three knots .
The second knot is formed by again , first finding the middle of the rope .
Once you've done this , then with your free hand , pull the tassel end of the rope behind and around you , the knot itself is made in three steps .
First pull both ends of the rope all the way through the halfway loop , then snug it up to your waist .
Second , reach underneath the cincture and pull most but not all of the rope back up and through .
This will make another loop .
Third , put the ends of the rope through that loop and then pull it all the way through as before , split the ropes apart and tuck them up into the cincture , then pull the ends of the rope through the loops .
The advantage of this knott is that it is a bit more symmetrical than the first knot .
The disadvantages of this knot are that once it's tied , you can't easily adjust it .
And second that it's the most bulky of the three knots , especially with a thick cincture .
The third knot is made again by first finding the middle of the rope .
Then with your free hand , pull the tassel end of the rope behind and around you .
This knot is made in two steps .
First , put the bottom rope partially through the halfway loop .
Second , put the top rope all the way through the loop , you just made with the bottom rope to tighten , pull the top rope in the direction you are just feeding it and the bottom rope in the opposite direction .
If you get it backwards , it will look like a tangled mess as before tuck the two ends of the rope up through the cincture and pull the ends of the rope through the loops .
The advantages of this knot are that it is the least bulky that it is adjustable after time and that it is the most symmetrical of the three knots .
The disadvantage of it is that it is possible for it to loosen a little bit over time .
But this can be easily fixed by pulling outwards on the loops to tighten it .