How to Tie a Four in Hand Knot

How to Tie a Four in Hand Knot

The four-in-hand knot is a method of tying a necktie. It is also known as a simple knot or schoolboy knot, due to its simplicity and style. The knot produced by this method is on the narrow side, notably asymmetric, and appropriate for most, but not all occasions. Four in Hand knot tying is easy with our step by step tutorial.


How to Tie a Four in Hand Knot:

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  1. Start with the tie around your neck with the small end down to about the midway point of the wider end.
  2. Flip the wider end over the small end.
  3. Swing the wide end around the back.
  4. Hold the small end in one hand and loop the wide end over it again.
  5. Pull the wide end up from the back and you’ll see the knot coming together.
  6. Slip the wide end under the front of the knot to tighten.
  7. As you tighten, pinch the front of the wide end just below the knot so that a dimple forms and slide the knot up to your neck.
  8. Done



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