Good Luck Knot
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This is, of course, an auspicious knot frequently used on monk’s garments or drapes in temples signifying good luck. It is an elegant knot. For tying this knot you need very nimble fingers. You will need to use all your fingers of your left hand.

Use about 20 inches of No. 5 thread.

View the entire process

Phase 1
Step 1. Take thread and fold into halves. View Step 1

Step 2. Take thread in left hand and bring loop (loop 1) back over index finger. Separate the double thread over index finger into two loops (loops 2 and 3, from right to left). Together with the loop formed in Step 1, you have three loops. View Step 2

Step 3. Take the non-loop double thread (stem) and wind it under and up between loops 2 and 3 and hold with fourth finger (since we are not using pins this time, you have to use your fingers to hold loops in place.) View Step 3

Step 4. Then take loop 3 and fold it over the stem and hold with middle finger. View Step 4

Step 5. Then take loop 1 and fold over loop 3 and hold. View Step 5

Step 6. Finally take loop 2 fold it over loop 1 and tuck it under the stem over the index finger (must be loosened first). View Step 6

Step 7. You should have a figure like a three-leaf clover with the stem facing you. Now the first phase is complete. View Step 7

Phase 2
Step 1. Take stem of clover pattern and swing it up between loop 1 and 2 (counting counterclockwise, the loop to the right of the stem is 1, the middle one is 2, and the left hand one 3). View Step 1

Step 2. Take loop 1 and fold over between loop 2 and 3 and fasten with pin, if you like. View Step 2

Step 3. Take loop 2 and fold down over loop 1 and fasten with pin. View Step 3

Step 4. Finally, take loop 3, fold over and insert between the two strands of the stem. View Step 4

Step 5. Now tighten the threads and adjust the loops; this complicated double Good Luck Knot is complete. View Step 5

Fold the string into halves and make four groups, as shown in Step 1. Make one cross knot in one direction and the next in the opposite direction. Tighten the main body and adjust the loops.

Good Luck Knot
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