Two Simple and Basic Tie Knots: The Simple Knot and the Four-In-Hand Knot

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  • Two Simple and Basic Tie Knots: The Simple Knot and the Four-In-Hand Knot www.jamesmortonties.co.uk

  • Two Simple and Basic Tie Knots: The Simple Knot and the Four-In-Hand KnotWhat is the first thing that usually comes to mind when we hear the word ties? Is it a formal businessman in an expensive-looking suit with a briefcase in hand? Or is it a group of people wearing ties of the same design, as if they were part of a club?

  • Two Simple and Basic Tie Knots: The Simple Knot and the Four-In-Hand KnotSimple Knot

    This is also called the Oriental Knot and is known to be a knot that has the fewest possible steps and is the easiest to learn. Its named that way because it is more commonly worn in China.

  • Simple KnotStep 1: Wear the tie over your shoulders with the backside facing outwards. Have the wide end on the right and the slim end on the left, and position the wide end slightly above your belly button. Since you will be mainly manoeuvering the wide end, this will also be known as your active end.01

  • Simple KnotStep 2: Going left, move the active end under the slim end.01

  • Simple KnotStep 3: Going right, move the active end across or over the slim end.01

  • Simple KnotStep 4: From underneath, move the wide end up the main/neck loop.01

  • Simple KnotStep 5: At this stage you have already formed a new loop, insert the active end into this loop.01

  • Simple KnotStep 6: Pull down the wide end while sliding the knot up to tighten the knot and adjust the neck loop.01

  • Two Simple and Basic Tie Knots: The Simple Knot and the Four-In-Hand KnotFour-In-Hand

    This is the most widely popular tie knot in both the Eastern and Western regions. This is due to its versatility and simplicity. It is also self-releasing, meaning it is easy to untie.

  • Four-In-HandStep 1: Like the Simple Knot, the wide end has to be to the right and the slim end to the left. The only difference is that the backside has to now face inwards instead of outwards.01

  • Four-In-HandStep 2: Move the wide end to the left, over the slim end.01

  • Four-In-HandStep 3: Move the wide end to the right, under the slim end.01

  • Four-In-HandStep 4: Move the wide end to the left, going across the front of the slim end.01

  • Four-In-HandStep 5: From underneath, move the wide end up the neck loop.01

  • Four-In-HandStep 6: Insert the wide end down through the new loop.01

  • Four-In-HandStep 7: Pull down the wide end to tighten the knot, slide the knot up to adjust.01

  • Practising these tie knots every day will quickly lead to mastery and maybe if they are interested, the students can experiment on more intricate tie knots like the Windsor Knot. It is all about mastering the simple ones first, so hopefully this guide helps. www.jamesmortonties.co.uk