How to Tie a Small Knot

The Small Knot (Also known as the Oriental Knot or the Kent knot) is known as the simplest tying method, even more than the popular Four In Hand. This tying method is less popular than the major tying methods, mainly because it is not self-released, the upside down starting position (that leads the narrow end of the tie to be shown opposite in a case it exceed below the side end), and the very small knot created which is often too small. However, the small method is a great method to use on a very thick tie, or a short one, when other tying methods will make it too short. And also is very easy to remember.

Small Knot Instructions

Small Knot Step 1

Place the tie on your neck so the wide end of the tie will be on the right and the narrow end to the left. place the tie so the wide end will be longer than the narrow end (about 13 inches longer).

Small Knot Step 2

Bring the wide end of the tie across the narrow end, behind, to the left.

Small Knot Step 3

Turn the wide end of the tie to the right, across the narrow end, above it.

Small Knot Step 4

Pass the wide end of the tie inside the neck loop, upwards.

Small Knot Step 5

Pass the wide end of the tie down, inside the loop which created the last step. Finally, tighten the tie around your neck.


You successfully tied your tie using the Small Knot tying method! Keep practicing the small Knot to get it memorized and tie it a lot faster and accurate.
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