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unicursal knot

knots with no beginning or end

  • unicursal spiral tercet

    unicursal spiral tercet

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

  • chatoyant tercet knot

    chatoyant tercet knot

    the quintessential knot

  • tercet chain knot

    tercet chain knot

    copper knot inlaid in wood

  • self-intersecting tercet knots with encompassment

    self-intersecting tercet knots with encompassment

    You have to cheat a little to give the illusion of self-intersecting lines made out of a single piece of paper….

  • encompassed unicursal tercet knot

    encompassed unicursal tercet knot

    Ideal viewing conditions for this piece: strong sunlight with a nearby shadow to reflect in.

  • projected isometric tercet knot

    projected isometric tercet knot

    This is a double-lined, triple-component 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

    unicursal pentad knot

    Follow the 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 you…

  • tercet knot progression with self-similar encompassment

    tercet knot progression with self-similar encompassment

    knots entangled with smaller versions of themselves