The Atlantic Knot
The Atlantic Knot
The Atlantic Knot

This is the Atlantic knot. In my opinion it looks worse than the Cape Knot because it is less symmetrical. However it does use less fabric and looks slightly smaller. The video is mirrored for ease of use. Thanks to Christian Contardi for the pictures I used. He ties it much better than me.

Knot Dossier

  • Difficulty: Low

    It is a simply skinny-end knot with only 4 moves. Skinny-end knots are easy because the big end is adjusted at the start making it easy to get the length right. This is probably one of the easiest knots to tie once you memorize the sequence.

  • Fabric Consumption: Low

    It is a tie tied with the little end, and only has a few moves. Very little fabric is used. There should not be any issues getting enough tie to find the tie’s loop.

  • Symmetry: Med

    One of the main reasons I like this knot so much less than the cape. It simply isn’t as symmetrical, which could be mistaken as sloppy. You will have to make up your own mind.

  • Style: Solids

    This is a complex knot with many different fabric directions. The details get lost in patterns and paisleys and stripes fire in different directions risking pattern-shock. I recommend sticking with solids for this one.

  • Venue: Celebratory

    It is intricate, exotic, and unsymmetrical which makes it difficult to wear. It is certainly not normal enough for formal events, it’s too intricate for casual wear, it might be okay for work depending on how comfortable you are. For celebrations it is exotic and fun.

  • Tips

    • Good with contrast tie
    • Consider tying the Cape instead
    • Use solid tie to emphisize complex knot
  • Diagram


8 replies
  1. Larkin Small
    Larkin Small says:

    I think you need another step in your diagram, I don’t see how you got from Step 3 to Step 4… it’s very apparent that you kind of hate this knot and think it shouldn’t be worn!


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