Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)
Mirror Images in Knots
Most knots are asymmetric and thus can be tied in two forms which are mirror images. An individual tends to tie one of the mirror images habitually which increases the significance of an analysis of the knot. Of 103 college students, 68 surveyed tied a knot based on an overhand knot. Of these, approximately 75% of the right-handed persons tied the overhand knot in one orientation while the other 25% tied the mirror image of it. Some background information relating to analyzing common knots is discussed.