How To Tie A Van Wijk Knot

The Van Wijk knot, named after its creator Lisa van Wijk, is one of the longest knots that is actually wearable. With a total of three turns, the van Wijk knot forms a long and cylindrical knot. In case you prefer to start with the wide end of the tie on the left side, the steps from the Van Wijk knot step-by-step guide below are mirrored. For creating a van Wijk knot, you can find the perfect tie from Rogier here.

 

Van Wijk knot tying instructions

 

 

 

Tying A Van Wijk Knot – Step-By-Step

The Van Wijk knot step-by-step guide below provides more detail about how to perform each step correctly.

 

 

Step 1 tying van Wijk knot

Step 1

Rest the tie over the neckline with the wide end of the tie on the right side and the small end on the left side. The wide end rests further down than the small end. When tying the Van Wijk knot, you only move the wide end (labelled as A in the illustration).

 

Step 2 tying van Wijk knot

 

Step 2

Move the wide end over the small end towards the left side.

 

 

Step 3 tying van Wijk knot

Step 3

Move the wide end under the small end towards the right side.

 

 

Step 4 tying van Wijk knot

Step 4

Move the wide end over the front towards the left side.

 

 

Step 5 tying van Wijk knot

Step 5

Move the wide end under the small end toward the right side.

 

 

 

Step 6 tying van Wijk knot

Step 6

Move the wide end over the front and towards the left side.

 

 

 

Step 7 tying van Wijk knot

Step 7

Move the wide end under the small end towards the right side.

 

 

 

Step 8 tying van Wijk knot

Step 8

Again move the wide end over the front towards the left side. 

 

 

Step 9 tying van Wijk knot

Step 9

Move the wide end into the neck loop from underneath. 

 

 

 

Step 10 tying van Wijk knot

Step 10

Move the wide end through all three of the loops in the front.

 

 

 

Step 11 tying van Wijk knot

Step 11

Tighten the knot. With the Van Wijk knot, it is intended that all loops are visible. Adjust and slide the knot into perfect shape and position. 

 

 

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