How To Tie A Van Krasny Knot
Van Krasny Knot is an innovation of Patrick Novotny who modified the Van Wijk knot to give rise to this new style.This knot holds both the features of the Krasny Hourglass knot and the Van Wijk knot.
Van Krasny Knot is an innovation of Patrick Novotny who modified the Van Wijk knot to give rise to this new style. This knot holds both the features of the Krasny Hourglass knot and the Van Wijk knot. Below is a step by step guide to help you learn how to tie the Van Krasny knot.
Step-1 Drape the necktie around your collar in such a way that the wide end hangs on the left side and the narrow end on the right side. This knot is tied using the narrow end thus it would be placed a few inches lower than the wide end.
Step-2 Pinch the wide end to create a dimple in it.
Step-3 Cross the wide end from left to right from underneath the narrow end.
Step-4 Bring the narrow end around the back of the wide end to make it emerge from the right side.
Step-5 Keep your thumb in front of the forming knot and wrap the narrow end over the thumb from right to left.
Step-6 Make another two turns around the thumb using the narrow end. By the end of this step, you would have the narrow end in the left region with a stack of three spirals over your thumb.
Step-7 Tuck the narrow end underneath the collar loop from the left side and bring it down through the innermost loop created by the three spirals. This would make the narrow end lie exactly on top of the wide end.
Step-8 Tighten the knot carefully so all three spirals are visible on top of each other, overlapping in a synchronous pattern.
Step-9 Hold onto the knot and pull down on the wide end to make it lie in close apposition with the collar.
Step-10 Pass the narrow end from the back of the tie to the left side, creating an oblique loop on the right of the tie.
Step-11 Feed the tip of the narrow end down through the top of that oblique loop. You would get the tail end of the tie at the back of the wide end.
Step-12 Conceal the tail end behind the wide end and tighten the newly formed hourglass shaped knot carefully.
Step-13 Pull down your collar and straighten the wide end for a flawless look.
Van Krasny knot has a slightly oblique look and is not hundred percent symmetrical. It works well with solid ties and even creates a cool effect with patterns and stripes. It has a classic look which makes it appreciable in formal occasions, thus adding an extra flair to the event. You might need a tie clip to keep the spirals in place and it is recommended to use a long tie when wearing the Van Kransy knot because the fabric consumption is high.
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