Knotted bands vs. Circular knots, part three

Today’s experiments involve breaks in the knots.

The examples below show one through five breaks in the Celtic knot band and its circular counterpart. The results are separate knots all around.

1-5 knot breaks
1-5 knot breaks

The examples below show one through five breaks along one edge in the Celtic knot band and its circular counterpart (the outer edge). The results are knots intertwined with their two neighbors.

1-5 outer knot breaks
1-5 outer knot breaks

The examples below show one through five breaks along one edge in the Celtic knot band and its circular counterpart (the inner edge). The results are knots intertwined with their neighbors.

1-5 inner knot breaks
1-5 inner knot breaks

The examples below show one through five breaks alternating along both edges in the Celtic knot band and its circular counterpart (the outer and inner edges). The results are two intertwined knots, one revolving clockwise and one revolving counterclockwise.

1-5 alternating knot breaks
1-5 alternating knot breaks

What sort of experiment will I run tomorrow? Come back tomorrow and find out!

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