Re: Racket Stringing- I need help
Yes you absolutely need to start with a knot at the top if you're doing 2 piece stringing!
In terms of how to start it, think about doing a knot at the end of your main strings, except this time without the tension of the string at the other end. So, you're right, tie it around the main string, and start it out of the hole an through the outside of the frame. In my experiences, I do a double knot; the first knot, I let the stringing machine pull the knot into the frame. Then, on the second, its much easier to get a solid knot.
Does this help at all?