4 sided good luck reverse corner counter crown variant

If you take your 4 sided good luck reverse corner crown variant and instead of crowning first in the counter clockwise direction (this one started with crowning in the clockwise direction) then flip it over, and crown the corner loops (clockwise in this case). The result is symmetric with the front and back looking the same. Of course, substantially the same result can be obtained by crowning in the counter clockwise direction both times instead.

This is a variant, not in the book (and arrived at by accident), but I think worthy and aesthetically pleasing.

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4 sided good luck reverse corner crown variant 小耳翼疊壓吉祥結E型
little ear wing fold pressure lucky/auspicious knot E type/build/model
Type 5 Good Luck Knot with Small Outer Loops

Take your standard first step for a good luck knot (counter clockwise in this case), flip it over, then crown the corner loops (clockwise in this case). The result is symmetric with the front and back looking the same.

I still haven't found my copy of Lydia Chen's The Complete Book of Chinese Knotting (English version of Chinese Knotting 3 yet, but I got it out of the local library local library so I can give you the illuminating official English translation of the name (Type 5 Good Luck Knot with Small Outer Loops). I'll go back and add to the previous posts their appropriate versions as well.

I fixed up yesterday's blogiversary post, but I don't know what that means to the RSS feeds, so I thought I would mention it here in this post.

After I posted yesterday's link dump a few more came in. Since I keep links in tabs until I post them (I really should find a better method because this one often makes me sad when my browser crashes) I thought I'd take this opportunity to clear them out.

A knot-heavy description of the events at annual Cub Scout Freeze-Out which took place on February 1, 2009 (presumably) near Austintown, OH.
http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/feb/01/scouts-warm-up-to-freeze-out/

roll of black, hexagonal hawk's eye beads, and black seed beads It's my one month blogiversary! With only a little bit of cheating, I've posted everyday. So, to celebrate I'm giving away a tassel with a hawk's eye bead in the centre and seed bead details. I was also thinking to give away the materials I used to make the tassel (a spool of cord, a selection of beads, and tassel fringe). Should it be all one prize or two? What do you think? I'll be documenting the creation of the tassel on the blog, of course. To enter to win the tassel, just leave a comment with a valid email (or register and post) on this post. Entries will be accepted until Feb 28, 2009 and a winner selected at random declared shortly thereafter.

Edit: see what happens when you post while half asleep? Left out about half of what I was going to say... *sigh*

mickey and minnie mouse toys Apropos to the theme of the last 2 weeks or so, a brace of Good Luck knot related links:
Marta Ribeiro e Cunha, an origami jewelry maker who also dabbles in knotting, has made a good luck knot necklace. Have a browse around her site to see a number of other knotted jewelry objects. I get the feeling that there's an Etsy store or something similar there. She refers to customers in one post, but there's no shop link that I could find within 4 clicks (and if this is a blog that promotes a shop, really should it be that hard? 8)
http://dkhorse.blogspot.com/2009/01/good-luck-knot.html

Linda, an atomic physicist PhD candidate and polyglot, is learning to tie knots starting with the good luck knot. As is fitting for an academic, she shares her experience and some how-to instructions.
http://crazypuce.blogspot.com/search/label/Chinese%20Knot

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4 sided good luck knot reverse crown variant Looking at the variants, I saw some gaps I thought to fill in. Knowing in advance that those gaps were probably there for a good and valid reason, I did it anyways.

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4 sided good luck corner crown variantback of 4 sided good luck corner crown variant
小耳翼疊壓吉祥結D型
little ear wing fold pressure lucky/auspicious knot D type/build/model

The 8th variation I'm posting about, Lydia's 6th variation (numbered 7, but the first one was a straightforward 6 sided good luck knot, not really an earth shattering variation). If I had thought about it before I started quick-posting this bunch of knots, I would have put this one third because it's the most basic significant variation that is interesting (I'll show you the uninteresting ones later 8).

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4 sided reverse corner split good luck variantback of 4 sided reverse corner split good luck variant The reverse comes first, after completing the first crown, flip your kn

4 sided criss cross twist split good luck knotback of 4 sided criss cross twist split good luck knot 小耳翼疊壓吉祥結B型
little ear wing fold pressure lucky/auspicious knot B type/build/model

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