New Construction of the Pattern Knot

Consider the 3 rings, as shown.

Cut all 3 rings at one location. (I will cut the rings in 2 places in the illustrations and remove one half so that the rest of the construction process is easier to see. You do not really remove half of the rings.)

Now rotate one end of the 3 rings by 120 degrees. (I will add lengths to the 3 rings, twisting these additions.) All rotations will be clockwise, in this example, as seen when looking at the ends to be rotated.

And finally, twist the end of the 3 rings one more time by 120 degrees. Glue the rings back together.

This is the Pattern knot.

0 degrees

120 degrees

240 degrees

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