Originally Posted by tbuggle
if he pulled tension on the string through the grommet, the awl is jammed in there to hold the tension while tieing off.
You'll want to do that. 99% of the time, there is room in the tie off grommet for more than 2 string passes. Unless you're stringing a frame for it's first time & it has small grommet holes at the tie off, you need to fill the gap to keep it from losing tension, especially with any soft strings.