When you draw a rope knot using the pen tool it will keep track of first to last click. Using appearance pallet apply 2 strokes
ability to draw a rope knot using the pen tool it will keep track first to last click not allowing inner color overlapping when using appearance pallet and applying 2 strokes to the path.
Sean shared this idea
Sean, the new Beta release have an option to Intertwine objects, giving you a way to make knots like this. It won’t work exactly the way you described, especially for multiple strokes, but it’s going there.
Please try it and give your feedback.