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Sheet bend
Names Sheet bend, Becket bend, Weaver's knot, Weaver's hitch
Typical use Joining two ropes of different diameters.
Category Bend knots
Group Basic knots
Related Bowline
Animation of tying a Sheet bend
Animation of tying a Sheet bend

The Sheet bend is much more secure than a Square knot.

[The Sheet bend] serves almost every purpose well, and unties readily without damaging the rope.
See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1431, p. 262.

The Sheet Bend is recommended for joining two ropes of unequal size... It works equally well if the ropes are of the same size.

Required for

  1. Make a loop in one end.
  2. The rabbit goes out of the hole, around the tree and back under his path.

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Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots

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