39 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Knot Effects / Appearance & Production
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Instantaneous Knot
Also published here 1890 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)
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)
To Take Two Corners of a Handkerchief, one in each Hand, and Tie a Know in it Without Removing either Hand
1902 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)
The Mysterious Knot
1909 335
Tom Sellers The Jumping Silks separate silks are suddenly joined together
1927 14
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der magische Knoten knotted silks become free again
1930 33
Edward Bagshawe Silk Sympathy assortment of silks, three colors randomly chosen, those three silks become knotted together
1936 ca. 18
Rex Slocombe The Knot in the Silk knot ties itself, thread
1937 62
Mitchell Dyszel Snap Knot
May 1939
The Jinx (Issue 56)
New Knot Flourishes
1939 66
Robertson Keene Three Instantaneous Knots and... arm ends up in a sling
1939 67
Johnny Albenice Visible Self-Tying Silk silk moves by itself and forms a knot
1941 15
4 - The Knotted and Unknotted Silks using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
1942/27 87
Jean Hugard, Instantaneous Knot with Both Hands
Related to
  • Jean Hugard's "Silken Sorcery" page 65
Aug. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 42)
A Knotty Interlude tight knot is resolved, knot appears
June 1945 125
Jack Miller Knotty Silk knot disappears and reappears, using thread
1945/27 352
Tony Lopilato Snappy Knotting Silks magnet
1948/27 102
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 11
Werner Krämer-Orlano Silk Trick three silks thrown in the air knot themselves
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 5)
J. W. Sarles Transit Silks three silks vanish behind screen, reappear knotted on wand when it is tossed in air, black art
Nov. 1968 215
Pavel Blow-Knot silks in clear plastic tube
Related to 1972 374
Patrick Page The Appearing Knot
1974 61
Instant Knot
1976 189
Single Hand Knotting secret rubber band
1979 27
The Appearing Knot No. 64, one-handed
1981 78
Splitting Knots one knot on a silk becomes two, good luck with the illustrations
1985 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)
James Hodges Me, Knot You! do as i do knot routine
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7 & 8 Arcane)
Edward Bagshawe Think Alike No. 29, three silks halfway in paper bag, chosen one receives a knot
1988 76
Pavel Neue Tuch-Verkettung three methods for knotted silks, magnetic, with tube, paper cone and glasses
1995 14
David Kaye Routine for Crystal Tube silks knot themselves in clear plastic tube
Related to June 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 10)
The Instantaneous Knot
Related toAlso published here 2001 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)
Charles Waller The Aerial Knot silk thrown up and caught, knot appeared
Also published here
  • "For Magicians Only"
2002 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 130
David Kaye The Crystal Tube Three silks placed into clear tube, come out knotted together (Tenyo trick)
2005 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 31