The Eldredge Knot

This is the knot of all knots.  It’s a great eye catcher and has become my favorite knot to date.

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Expertise Level 3/5

I’d like to tell you the history and an awesome story behind this knot, though I am unsure of the origins.  Google let me down…  It’s just a great looking knot and really a conversation piece.

This knot is what started my little hobby here.  I found this, again, from Alex Krasny while I was looking for instructions on a proper windsor knot.  I saw a little thumbnail of it and I just had to know and understand how the knot worked.  I was extremely impressed and learned it right away.  I will be making instructional videos soon, but until then – Watch Alex.

EldrichKnot_v1.jpgI can thank my Dad for this tie.  I was back home for a family function, had this nice gray shirt, but no good tie to go with it.  When I was ironing this shirt in my parents room, I noticed the tie hanging in the closet.  I asked if I could use it and it turned out to be absolutely perfect.  I tied my half windsor and wore it to our family function.  It’s a great, 100% Silk, Hand-Made, Extra-long tie from Repp.  The tie isn’t extremely thick, which is perfect for this type of knot.

This knot works with:

  • Thinner Ties – Thinner fabric and thinner width cause less wrinkles.
  • Solid Color Ties – The solid colors give this knot the attention it deserves without distracting from the knot itself.
  • Symmetrical Patterns – Light patterns are better for this.  The heavier the pattern, the less you’ll be able to see the great knot.

This knot does not work with:

  • Thicker Ties – Thick fabric and wide ties make this knot give the tie too many wrinkles and divits.
  • Paisly/Heavy Pattern Ties – The patterns greatly reduce the visual appearance of many fancy knots.
  • Plaid Ties/Striped Ties – The stripes or plaid will severely diminish lines of the knot.

One thought on “The Eldredge Knot

  1. Being a x-scout leader, and Sailor, knots were my favorite, The Eldrege I had to learn. Me being older and shaky Was a Problem, used a Prop to make The Knot then opened the lope around neck to put it on and push it up, like when a boy and did not know how to tie any knot. So I tie several , leave Tied , till I need one. Love the Knot.

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