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Knot tyers' totem animal?
The article mentions the hagfish can tie itself into figure 8 and double overhand knots along with the "taurus" knot.  Perhaps they mean torus?

Via (http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/science-magazine-recognizes-vsu-lab-research/article_1904ad58-357a-5a07-862f-53748eee6ee9.html)
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How to tie these bao knot butterflies
The initial picture here has 8 eared round brocade knot (http://chineseknotting.org/cloverleaf/howto8.html) with ears replaced by 2x4 bao knots capped top and bottom with 2x4 bao knot butterflies with double coin wings.  Strangely, the instructions that go with it elide the double coin (http://chineseknotting.org/coin/howto2/) part and presents the bao knot in the context of the butterfly construction 4 times (2 or 3 more times that you'd expect for what one presumed to be the main project illustration).

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Massive collection of hanging ornaments
Ranging from beginner's basic to impressively complex, all well photographed if none actually shown hanging. 
http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-84037-1-1.html

Some of my favourites are a variation of the type shown below which is, I believe a cloverleaf/round brocade variant with layered weave centre and ice flower knot encirclement detail.

As large at the initial gallery is, continue into the comments for more.

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Another large collection (http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-87700-1-1.html).  Starting with a collection of thumbnails that  can be expanded by clicking through, but many full sized from the start in the comments.
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How to tie this 2 toned compound knot ornament
Step by step instructions with excellent clarity (even if it's not always in crystal clear focus 8-).  The centre of the red portion is a modified hexagonal (6) good luck knot.  The red ears are square (4) cloverleaf knots.  the pale pink ring is composed of square (4) ice flower knots.
http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-86609-1-1.html

The steps get a little scrambled at the end of the post, but the images are clearly numbered, so it's not that difficult to detangle as it were.

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Pipa knot butterfly
A round brocade/pipa knot butterfly.
http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-86410-1-1.html
Just the one picture, no instructions.

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How to macramé a lark's head circle bracelet
Lark's head rosette?  I've seen a few bracelets where they are mostly a chain of circles.  This one only uses one.  In any case, this post shows how to tie one for yourself.  You can then use as many or few in your own designs.

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A trio of macramé works
The following links are pictures only, no instructions:
- I thought it was a shark, but the machine translated post title is "ha ha ha, weight loss successful small fish" so, piranha?  8-)
http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-87191-1-1.html
- A snazzy macramé stone cabochon necklace
http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-87264-1-1.html
- A ... starburst hourglass designed macramé bracelet?
http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-87703-1-1.html

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Cloverleaf/Round Brocade vs Lock Knot
Instructions for what is definitely the 6 eared round brocade/cloverleaf knot (http://chineseknotting.org/cloverleaf/howto6.html) vs what I think is the 6 eared lock knot (these links to what should definitely the lock knot if you want to check me...  http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=62961   http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=61620)

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Red envelopes with Chinese Knot design
A complex compound Chinese knot design on a red envelope (which looks completely tie-able if you wanted to translate that to real string) from HSBC (which means, if I'm not mistaken) that they are free for the asking from any (??) HSBC bank if you are a customer and hence unnecessary to bid for from eBay but ...
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How to macramé a decorative beaded abacus
A detailed how to for tying a decorative beaded macramé abacus (with wire frame).  Images of the completed object are scattered through the instructions making you think: "Oh, I guess they're done" but no, just keep scrolling.  8-)

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How to macramé a miniature brimmed hat
A concise overview for how to tie a miniature flat-topped brimmed hat (don't increase the sides and could have a top hat).  Other than the floppiness and sheer amount of work involved, there's no particular reason you couldn't make a full sized hat based on these designs...

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Mizuhiki Xmas decorations
Including mini-tree, snowman, pine cone, holly, poinsettia, gingerbread men, and more.  Although the snow flakes look more like tatting to me than mizuhiki I'm probably wrong considering the source.  8-)
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Knotty Notions is the bloggy voice of The Chinese Knotting Homepage and Kumihimo Homepage (wow, I really need to rename that one).