Special knots

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image:Book.gif See Knots and Forty Knots for more information.
There are two great pages you can print:   
  • Step-By-Step Knots: 11 Basic Knots fit on the front and back of one page.
  • Six Boy Scout Knots by John Geffre
  • Here are a collection of Boy Scout knots for special purposes.

    Contents

    Figure Eight

    Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight knot
    Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight knot
    Loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.
    Required for

    Cleat Hitch

    Animation of how to tie a Cleat Hitch
    Animation of how to tie a Cleat Hitch
    Required for

    Sheep Shank

    Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank
    Animation of how to tie a Sheep Shank

    Bowline on a Bight

    Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight
    Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight

    Braiding

    Animation of how to Braid
    Animation of how to Braid

    Carrick Bend

    Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend
    Animation of how to tie a Carrick Bend

    The Carrick bend is a knot used for joining two lines. It is particularly appropriate for very heavy rope or cable that is too large and stiff to easily be formed into other common bends. It will not jam even after carrying a significant load or being soaked with water. The Carrick bend's aesthetically pleasing interwoven and symmetrical shape has also made it popular for decorative purposes.

    Cow Hitch

    Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch (Larks Head)
    Animation of how to tie a Cow Hitch (Larks Head)

    Double Sheet Bend

    Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend
    Animation of how to tie a Double Sheet Bend

    Double Bowline

    Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline
    Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline

    Figure Eight Loop

    Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop
    Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight Loop

    Surgeons Knot

    Animation of how to tie a Surgeons Knot
    Animation of how to tie a Surgeons Knot

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