37 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Knot Effects / Appearance & Production
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Instantaneous Knot
Also published here 1890 More Magic 203
Carl Willmann Eine vergnügte Eisenbahnfahrt two white and a red silk become dirty when pushed through paper tube (train ride patter), they then become knotted after put in glass
Also published here Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 118
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
Unknown To Take Two Corners of a Handkerchief, one in each Hand, and Tie a Know in it Without Removing either Hand
1902 The Modern Conjurer 292
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hexenknoten silks are suddenly knotted together, then loose again, secret rubber band, attachment at back of chair that holds it until needed
Feb. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3) 35
Unknown The Mysterious Knot
1909 The Art of Magic 335
Tom Sellers The Jumping Silks separate silks are suddenly joined together
1927 Tricks That Work 14
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der magische Knoten knotted silks become free again
1930 Zauberkunststücke 33
Edward Bagshawe Silk Sympathy assortment of silks, three colors randomly chosen, those three silks become knotted together
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 18
Rex Slocombe The Knot in the Silk knot ties itself, thread
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 62
Mitchell Dyszel Snap Knot
1939 The Jinx (Issue 56) 400
Unknown New Knot Flourishes
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 66
Robertson Keene Three Instantaneous Knots and... arm ends up in a sling
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 67
Unknown 4 - The Knotted and Unknotted Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 87
Jean Hugard, Unknown Instantaneous Knot with Both Hands
Related to
  • Jean Hugard's "Silken Sorcery" page 65
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 42) 172
Unknown 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
Tony Lopilato Snappy Knotting Silks magnet
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 102
Al Leech A Quick Opener three tricks in thirty seconds, a knot appears in a silk, a golfball vanishes and reappears and a coin travels into a glass
1952 Manipulating with Leech 11
Werner Krämer-Orlano Silk Trick three silks thrown in the air knot themselves
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5) 729
J. W. Sarles Transit Silks three silks vanish behind screen, reappear knotted on wand when it is tossed in air, black art
Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 215
Pavel Blow-Knot silks in clear plastic tube
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 374
Patrick Page The Appearing Knot
1974 Tricks with Handkerchiefs 61
Unknown Instant Knot
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 189
Unknown Single Hand Knotting secret rubber band
1979 Elastrix 27
Unknown The Appearing Knot No. 64, one-handed
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 78
Unknown Splitting Knots one knot on a silk becomes two, good luck with the illustrations
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 24
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
James Hodges Me, Knot You! do as i do knot routine
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 14
Edward Bagshawe Think Alike No. 29, three silks halfway in paper bag, chosen one receives a knot
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 76
Pavel Neue Tuch-Verkettung three methods for knotted silks, magnetic, with tube, paper cone and glasses
1995 M wie Magie 14
Unknown The Instantaneous Knot
Related toAlso published here 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 163
Martin Gardner, Joseph K. Schmidt Turnaround Knot silk held by both ends, performer turns around full circle and then a knot is seen in the middle of the handkerchief, with alternate handling by Schmidt
Related to 2001 Discoverie (Issue 5) 64
Charles Waller The Aerial Knot silk thrown up and caught, knot appeared
Also published here
  • "For Magicians Only"
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 265
Juan Bernat Un Nudo en el Aire knot appears in handkerchief
Also published here
  • "Un Nudo en el Aire" in Juan Bernat's "Manipulaciones"
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 130
David Kaye The Crystal Tube Three silks placed into clear tube, come out knotted together (Tenyo trick)
2005 Seriously Silly 70
Stewart James Sefalaljia One-man miniature spirit cabinet

Phase one: ball and glass placed in cabinet. When cabinet opened, ball is magically inside the glass now
Phase two: Handkerchief tossed inside the cabinet knots itself
Phase three: Finger ring of spectator magically threads onto a piece of rope that has both ends outside of the cabinet
Phase four: cigar placed inside the cabinet lights up and smokes itself
Phase five: Bottle of milk placed inside cabinet, liquid slowly disappears
Related toAlso published here 2007 The Essential Stewart James 31