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The double knot at the top is midoraisa. That's what fulfills the mitzvah The other knots developed and became custom. Some are based on the ari z"l and other kabbalistic sources but it doesn't matter if you have that first double knot. A bigger question would be wearing wool or cotton. http://steinsaltz.org/learning.php?pg=Daf_Yomi&articleId=2302


Is there a picture of their technique or a description how it's done? Screen cap from the link that MoriDoweedhYaa3qob posted: Using some cloth (Talith or similar) the parchment is lifted to about head-height. To do this, one would have to unroll the Sefer Torah while lifting it. Probably best to grab it at the seam (which you can find every 3 to 4 ...

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