|The Trinity Knot--|
I get comments regularly about my knots. I actually wrote a whole series on these unique knots back in 2014. I got bored when we were snowed in a couple years ago and took some time to teach myself a few of them. Here's the knot I wear more often than not (knot?). It's called the trinity knot, and it's not too difficult once you've done it a few times. There are links in the article below that will take you to the whole series . . . the Eldridge Knot, the Van Wijk, and even the classic Full and Half Windsor--with illustrations and instructions on how to tie them. Enjoy!
This is a very sharp-looking knot. It is actually a lot easier than the Eldredge knot from last week, but for some reason, I had a tough time finally getting it. But it's worth the effort. It's a great looking, and very unique knot. It's also a smaller knot, so you may be able to use it with a button down Oxford collar in a more casual work setting.
|Not the best photo, but I got it finally . . .|
This knot would probably work best with a solid tie if you really want the knot to be noticed, but I think it looks great with my red tie, which has a small, consistent pattern throughout. And of course, the example at the top actually used a plaid--I think that looks great, too. As with any of these, it's really up to personal taste. I even saw a few examples using a striped tie. They managed to get the stripe in the knot to come together in the center in a pinwheel pattern. That seems like it would take a lot of trial and error to accomplish, but give it a try if you like. That might require a little more effort than I'm willing to give.
This is the second installment of the Knot Head series--you can read them all here.
Todd E. Creason is an author and novelist whose work includes the award-winning non-fiction historical series Famous American Freemasons and the novels One Last Shot (2011) and A Shot After Midnight (2012). He's currently working on the third novel Shot to Hell which will be released in Spring 2014. You can contact Todd E. Creason at: firstname.lastname@example.org