unicursal knot

unicursal spiral tercet
Intersecting spirals become one line. The line can be traced from any point back to its origin.

chatoyant tercet knot
the quintessential knot

tercet chain knot
copper knot inlaid in wood

selfintersecting tercet knots with encompassment
Three triangular twists are abound together by an encompassing shape echoing the group’s perimeter. The way the paper is cut and overlapped gives the illusion that each of the four main components areāmade of single pieces of paper. You have to cheat a little to give the illusion of selfintersecting lines made out of a…

encompassed unicursal tercet knot
A hexagonal ring bound to another triplytwisted ring is suspended vertically.

projected isometric tercet knot
This is a doublelined, triplecomponent knot based on an isometric grid. The rules of knot making are slightly bent with the double line, but half the fun of making your own system is breaking its rules. It is “projected” is because its construction uses small wooden dowels to lift the individual pieces above the surface.…

unicursal pentad knot
Follow the (implied) line with your eye. The line is unicursal, meaning there’s only one line. At first you might be tempted to assume there are five sections, and of course there are, but the radial symmetry is just a property of this particular line. These are probably the most difficult knots to design because…