The directory just above the resource directory is known as the KnotPlot home, which is the root directory for everything in the KnotPlot distributuion.
KnotPlot> version KnotPlot Version #1146. Compiled on impact at Sat Mar 9 16:40:35 PST 1996. KnotPlot Home Directory: /grads/scharein/knotplot KnotPlot Resource Directory: /grads/scharein/knotplot/resourcein addition to other information. You may have to make the command window larger to see the entire text. This will tell you where to look to find the resource directory.