61 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Knot Effects / False Knots
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Of fast or loose, how to knit a hard knot upon a handkercher, and to undo the same with words converting square knot into slip knot
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIX) 190
How to knit a hard knot upon a handkercher, and to seem to undoe the same with words converting square knot into slip knot
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 39
Défaire un double noeud d'un mouchoir sans le toucher Undoing a double knot of a handkerchief without touching it
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 218
The Handkerchief that cannot be Tied in a Knot
1876 Modern Magic 237
The Vanishing Knots
1876 Modern Magic 238
Charles Arbre Die Knoten im Taschentuch knot vanishes when silk is shaken, two knots appear in silk
May 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 5) 76
Slipknot with Silks
1903 Moderne Magie 167
Fake Knot
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 27
Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 60
Al Baker The Knot that just Won't
VariationsAlso published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 64
Al Baker False Knot for two Silks knotting two silks together
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 69
The Pull-Away Single Knot
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 364
The Dissolving Single Knot
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 365
The Fade-Away Double Knot release knot for two silks
Variations 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 368
The Nu-Away Double Knot release knot for 2 silks
Also published here 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 369
Quick Release Double Knot release knot for 2 silks
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 371
G. W. Hunter The Magical Bow Knot
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 374
False Knot
1942 Silks Supreme 9
A Knotty Interlude tight knot is resolved, knot appears
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 125
Jack Miller Knotty Silk knot disappears and reappears, using thread
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 352
U. F. Grant The Impossible Knot knot routine with a handkerchief
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 207) 828
Eddie Joseph That's Tight Enough easily opening a knot
1952 Tricks for Informal Occasions 7
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's False Knot
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 155
Bert Allerton Impromptu Handkerchief Routine
1958 The Close-Up Magician 44
Bert Allerton "Not A Knot"
1958 The Close-Up Magician 44
G. W. Hunter, Nate Leipzig Fadeaway Knot
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 76
Edwin Leist-Bernini Schuhnesteltrick mit Seil Hunter bow tie not
1963 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 6) 93
John Scarne El Nudo deshecho de "Scarne"
Also published here
  • John Scarne's "176. Blowing a Knot Out of a Handkerchief" in "Scarne's Magic Tricks". P.10.
1967 Toda la Magia Moderna en un Pañuelo 18
The Knot that Will Knot
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 53
Dissolving Knot
1976 Second Lecture 12
George Sands Twist Knot with extra piece, false knot and fusing two ropes together
  • Figure Eight Restoration
  • "Sam Schwartz's Delivery"
  • Sleight of Foot Restoration
1976 Sands Improved Ropesational 22
Dai Vernon, Joe Berg Berg Knot Variation
Inspired by
  • "Berg Knot" (Here's New Magic, 1937)
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7) 993
Harry Lorayne Not a Knot!
1977 The Magic Book 257
Joe Berg Der Joe Berg Tuchknoten
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Feb. 1950
Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 19
Karrell Fox Knifty-Knot knot tied into silk in slow-motion, yet it vanishes
1979 Another Book 63
Alessandro de Luca Cone of Power three scarfs with different colors, selected one has a knot
1980 Magick (Issue 262) 1309
Keith Davies Silken Shade
1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 71
Not A Knot No. 63
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 77
Ron Fredrick The Babushka Routine five phase routine with dissolving knots and a large handkerchief, final one is through neck
1982 The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 7
Karrell Fox Silknot
Jan. 1985 Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1009
Splitting Knots one knot on a silk becomes two, good luck with the illustrations
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 24
Silk Moves
  • Unknotting Silk
  • Knot That Isn't
shown by Charlie Miller (1939)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 27
Jean Hugard Tuchknoten & andere Spielereien collection of silk knot effects and flourishes, stretching silk
  • 1. Ein Tuch in die Länge ziehen
  • 2. Das nicht zu verknotende Tuch
  • 3. Ein beidhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 4. Zwei Blitzknoten
  • 5. Die Vereinigungs-Knoten
  • 6. Der Arm-Blitzknoten
  • 7. Ein einhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 8. Fliegende Knoten
  • 9. Einhand-Knoten mit zwei Tüchern
  • 10. Ein-Hand-End-Knoten
  • 11. Drei-Tücher-Blitzverknotung
  • 12. Doppel-Schleifen-Knoten
  • 13. Die verschwindenden Schleifen-Knoten
  • 14. Verschwindende Knoten
  • 15. Ein Tuch mit sieben Enden
  • 16. Zwei Knoten aus einem
  • 17. Ein magisches Auffädeln
  • 18. Tuch durch Bein
  • 19. Die Stanley Collins' Variante
  • 20. Das Schlagen eines Knotens ohne Loslassen der Enden
  • 21. Das sich selbst entkontende Tuch
  • 22. Ein nützlicher Knoten
  • 23. Das schwebende Tuch
  • 24. Das Heimkehrer-Tuch
  • 25. Das Herumwirbeln eines Tuches
  • 26. Ein Geschicklichkeits-Trick
July 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3&4) 175
Der Falsche Knoten
1986 Gimmick (Issue 2) 6
Karrell Fox "No Not" fairly knot tied vanishes
1988 My Latest Book 26
Joe Berg, Dai Vernon Joe Berg Knot
1989 Seminarheft 6
Billy McComb The Knot
Dec. 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 6) 3
Charlie Miller, Ron Bauer Left-Handed Hank knot dissolves
Inspired by 2001 Left-Handed Hank 1
The Right-Handed Knot
2001 Left-Handed Hank 21
The Left-Handed Knot
2001 Left-Handed Hank 23
Tom Gaddis The Right-Handed Knot Variation
2001 Left-Handed Hank 25
Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 197
Al Baker The Knot that just Won't
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 200
Al Baker False Knot for two Silks knotting two silks together
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 204
Joe Berg, Dai Vernon Joe Berg Knot
2006 Compilation 40
Doug Edwards G.W. Hunter Knot Handling with a ring
2013 Nukes 126
The Nu-Away Double Knot release knot for 2 silks
Also published here July 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 7) 40
Johnny Thompson Unprepared Serpentine Silk knot vanishes with a snap
Inspired by
  • an item from Keith Clark
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 233
Square Knot
2018 Sobre Magia de Salón 39
Ignacio López The Fade-Away Double Knot Variation
Inspired by 2018 Sobre Magia de Salón 47
Square Knot false knot
2019 On Parlour Magic 17