A friend of mine said “You should invent a knot called the Cosmoknot…” and for a year I have been trying. I have had plenty of failures, but finally I have a success. Not only is the knot pretty awesome, it actually has something to do with it’s name.
This is an unorthodox knot so it will take some getting used to. The knot leaves you with a strange tail when complete, be prepared to do something with it. Adjusting it is difficult also.
Going around 5+ times takes a toll on the fabric. A vest is recommended to disguise any strangeness in length.
It is spiral based so it cannot be completely symmetrical however it is shaped like a Y and it has a tight and constructed appearance.
As is often the case with complex knots, stripes should be avoided. They created a shocking random looking pattern and distract from the knot itself.
This knot looks tight and put-together which makes me feel like it is appropriate for most occasions. It is still too new to be used in a formal setting, some traditional people might find it distracting.
- Try it with a contrast tie
- Simple ties are best
- Consider a vest
- Thin soft ties are recommended