Here are some examples of Celtic knots and how to draw them yourself.
How to draw a Celtic knot
Celtic knot letters
Extention of concept to real knots
Design Celtic knots online
Other things to do with these patterns
Celtic knots are patterns representing ropes or threads tied in a knot. They are really mis-named. They appear in Roman mosaics, and were made by Vikings and Saxons as well as Celts. Many knots are continuous, with no loose ends, and these are also called Gordian knots or Gordic knots. This refers to the myth of the knot of Gordias. It was said that only a future leader of the world could undo it. Alexander the Great cut it in two with his sword, showing that he would conquer the world by force. Another term for Celtic knots is plaitwork, or interlacing patterns.
Outside links"Program to assist the creation, design and editing of 'celtic' style braids" - free OpenSource software
Software for creating Celtic knots as a font
Celtic knot typeface - free to download, image, and Celtic knot generator.
Hypknotix - Celtic knots website, software, artwork and resources
© Jo Edkins 2003