The small knot, or oriental knot or Kent knot, is the simplest method of tying a necktie, though some claim the simple knot is an alternate name for the four-in-hand knot. The small knot is not very well known despite its simplicity. One of the reasons may be the fact that the small knot is not self-releasing, and may annoy people accustomed to four-in-hand and Windsor knots who pull at the tie to untangle the knot. Additionally, some prefer that, if the thin end of the tie should become visible, that it not be "inside out," and the small knot will be this way (this can be remedied by twisting the tie one half turn while tying).
Using the notation from The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie, the knot is tied
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