The Kelvin knot is named after the celebrated mathematical physicist Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). He made significant contributions to the knot theory related to the atomic structure. It is based on the simple tie knot. It produces a tidy and agile knot that is of the same size as the four-in-hand knot but is more angular and fuller. It starts with the reverse of the necktie.
How to Make a Kelvin Knot
- Cross Kelvin knot – Has 3 wraps at the center instead of 2 as indicated in the above diagram. More aesthetically pleasing.
|Looks symmetrical||It can be a tad difficult to tie|
Steps to Tying a Kelvin Knot
- Make the neck loop
- Pass the wide end to the right
- Pass it to the front from the back
- Take it to the right
- Pass it through the neck loop
- Pass it through the inner wrap
- Take it down completely
- The knot is complete