# A figure eight knot

The figure eight knot (also called the *savoia* knot) is the simplest knot after the trefoil. You can compare the image with this other, that represents another diagram of the same knot. Viceversa, diagrams that differ from this one for a switch of the crossings (up/down), can produce a trivial knot or the trefoil knot.

The image has been realized with the program KnotPlot.

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Figure eight knot (Topology)

Further information:

http://www.pims.math.ca/knotplot/