In general, students have lost the ability to tie knots. Even the simple knot that most know from learning to tie their shoes(They don't really tie shoes much any more?!?). I use that one to start the radial/circle weaving. I will say...this knot I'm about to show you is a bit different(but simple). I want my students to use this knot because it is easy, strong, and cuts down on wasted yarn. I put this video on repeat for my students during the class. Yesterday...no one asked me how to do it...they just watched the video! Hope it helps you out!!