Good Luck Knot
This knot is rarely used in conjunction with other knots. It stands on its own well and can be tied in many complex variation using 3 to 6 loops.
A. Twist: The twist on the cord needs to be substantial. A cabled cord is more suitable than a cord that is just straight plied. If the twist is not tight the plies will split while tying this knot.
B. Density: A very dense cord is necessary to show off the finer aspects of this knot. The beauty of the knot will fade in a soft yarn, it will tighten up and disappear. Larger diameter cords are more suitable than fine cords.
C. Fibers: Fiber that will spin into smooth, even hard cords are most suitable. Angora, cashmere, alpaca and the like should be avoided for this knot.
D. Textures: A slight thick and thin texture to the cord is acceptable for this knot. If the slubs are too large or the thin areas too long the knot will become distorted.
E. Wheel Requirements: Remember fine yarns are not desirable.