This knot can be used by itself (green), or with other knots (pink). It is also attractive when tied with contrasting colors.
Bring right hand cord up in a loop.
Bring left hand cord up through the loop, around and up through the loop again.
Bring left hand cord down in front and up through the loop.
Bring right hand cord around and up through the loop.
Grab the two cords TOGETHER at each end and slowly pull the cords apart. You will probably see a separation like the top photo, Push the strands together.
Do the same with the other two strands.
Once the strands are in place grab the blue strands and pull in opposition - do the same for the grey strands.