I recently saw a hassidic gentleman in shul, with tzitzit tied in a way I had never seen before. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to speak to him, and I was wondering which opinion / custom he was following.
The tzitzit were all white (no techelet), and were tied with the regular ashkenazi five double knots.
However, in between the double knots there were individual groups of 3 wraps. There were two groups between the first two knots, three between knots 2 and 3, and then 4 between knots 3 and 4 and between knots 4 and 5, for a grand total of 13 groups.
So it looked something like:
where XX is a double knot, lll is a group of three wraps, and -- are the strings without the wraps.
It seems similar to the Breslov method (described here) but without ensuring the 7-8-11-13 configuration as the Breslov method does.
Please provide sources for where this tying arrangement is described.