The Murrell Knot
truelove knot on a red tie
Murrell knot on a patterned blue tie

The Murrell knot has similar characteristics to the Merovingian knot. Primarily, the little end of the tie is on top, or in front, of the big blade. It is certainly an attention grabber and a lady pleaser. I do recommend a vest or suit to go with this knot however, because of how the little end just dangles in front of the big end. It might look incomplete unless you find a way to pin it down and hide it.

Knot Dossier

  • Difficulty: Easy

    It follows the same steps as the Windsor but with the little end. Probably one of the easiest knots to tie but it still manages to look complicated. It’s a win win!

  • Fabric Consumption: Low

    There should be no issues with fabric consumption with this knot. Even if you are a very large person this knot should pose no complications.

  • Symmetry: High

    Perfectly symmetrical.

  • Style: Stripes, Solids, Patterns

    This is very specific to the tie. It CAN work with any style of tie, but not all stripes/patterns will look that great. You need to use your best judgment. I highly recommend a contrast tie with this knot, it will really set off the layered effect.

  • Venue: Celebratory, Casual, Work

    Because of the symmetry and the practical requirement of wearing a vest or a suit I think this knot can be worn at most formal venues. It also has the carefree appeal of a casual experimental knot for work and celebrations.

  • Tips

    • Ideal with a contrast tie
    • Stripes can be used to achieve cool effects
    • Excellent with vests, cardigans and suits
  • Diagram

    how to tie a trinity knot diagram

2 replies
  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    It’s super simple but I think I like the Merovingian better. The murrell seems like it’s missing something without the dimple.

    Question, if I get the lengths between the ends pretty close, do you think this would look good without a vest or closed coat and secured by a tie clip or tack?


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