Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
On a floured surface, roll your dough out about 1/2 inch thick. I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough in half and then in strips (about 8-10 inches) for the garlic knots.
Roll the strips in your hands to look like ropes and then tie in knots.
Place the knots on a greased baking sheet and allow them to rise for another 10 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
While they are baking melt the butter and mix with garlic powder, parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil. As soon as the garlic knots come out of the oven, brush the tops with the butter garlic mixture. Enjoy!