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Step 1: Begin by Adjusting the Left Tail So Its About 1 Â½ Inches Longer Than the Right.
Step 2: Cross the Left Tail Over the Right, Under and Through to Form a Basic Knot. Tighten to Fit Snug Around the Neck.
Step 3: While Holding the Left Tail in the Right Hand, Fold the Right Tail Over, in Half at the Point Where a Bow Shape Is Formed.
Step 4: Place the Bow Over the Centre of the Basic Knot, Keeping Held in Place With the Right Hand.
Step 5: With the Middle Right Finger Holding the Bow, Take the Left Tail Held in the Left Hand, and Wrap It Over the Centre of the Bows, Giving a Tug Down. Bring the Left and Right Formed Bows Together With the Right Hand.
Step 6: Give a Tight 45 Degree Tug Upwards, While Tugging the Free Hanging Tail in the Opposite Direction, 45 Degrees Downwards. Doing This Forms a Tight Centre Knot, and Reveals a Small Gap Behind the Knot.
Step 7: With the Right Hand, Fold the Right Free Hanging Tail Upwards in Half Forming a Bow Shape.
Step 8: Push the Top Left Corner of This Bow Through the Small Gap Behind the Knot. Pull Half of This Bow Through.
Step 9: Release Your Hands and the Basic Bow Tie Knot and Shape Should Be Formed. Use a Bit of Manipulation and Adjustment to Neaten.
Step 10: To Tighten the Knot, Pull the Top Left Bow at the Same Time As the Bottom Right Bow. Essentially Pulling Opposite Ends of Opposite Layers. Reverse This Technique to Loosen.
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