Square knot

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{{Otheruses|[[Scouter Awards|Adult leader awards]] are also called "Square knots."}}
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[[Image:Square-Knot.gif|frame|right|<center>'''Square Knot'''</center>]]{{Shortcut|[[Square knot]]}}
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[[Image:Square-Knot.gif|frame|right|<center>'''Square Knot'''</center>]]
[[Image:Granny_Knot.gif|frame|right|<center>'''Granny Knot'''</center>]]
[[Image:Granny_Knot.gif|frame|right|<center>'''Granny Knot'''</center>]]
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{{ABOK|# 1402, p 258}} Ashly states that: '''''"There have probably been more lives lost as a result of using a square knot as a bend (to tie two ropes together) than from the failure of any other half dozen knots combined." The [[Sheet Bend]] is as easy to tie and untie
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{{quote-source|The square knot is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.
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|introduction = {{quote-source|The square knot is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.'''|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 8}}
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To tie a square knot, hold one rope end in each hand. Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand and pull it snug. Next, pass the rope now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right, and pull it snug. Remember, '''right over left, left over right.'''|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 8}}
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{{quote-source|There have probably been more lives lost as a result of using a square knot as a bend (to tie two ropes together) than from the failure of any other half dozen knots combined." The [[Sheet Bend]] is as easy to tie and untie.|{{ABOK|# 1402, p 258}}}}
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'''Note: The Square knot comes untied easily and is not as strong as a [[Knot#Sheet bend|Sheet bend]].
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* [[Wolf Electives]] 17a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a '''square knot'''.
* [[Wolf Electives]] 17a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a '''square knot'''.
* [[Bear]] 22b. Tie a '''square knot''', bowline, sheet bend, two half-hitches, and slip knot. Tell how each knot is used.
* [[Bear]] 22b. Tie a '''square knot''', bowline, sheet bend, two half-hitches, and slip knot. Tell how each knot is used.
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* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square knot|Square (Reef) knot]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]]
* [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a: [[Square knot|Square (Reef) knot]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Cleat hitch]] - [[Figure Eight]]
* [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5. [[Square knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Sheet bend]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat hitch]]
* [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5. [[Square knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove hitch]] - [[Sheet bend]] - [[Two half-hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat hitch]]
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#Hold one rope end in each hand.
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Right over left, left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight.
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#Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand and pull it snug.
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#Pass the rope now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right, and pull it snug.
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The Square knot is one of the [[Forty Knots]].
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*Remember: "Right over left, left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight."
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*The Square knot comes untied easily and is not as strong as a [[Knot#Sheet bend|Sheet bend]].
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*The Overhand knot is one of the [[Forty Knots]].
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Revision as of 17:01, November 30, 2010

Animated Knots show you how to tie Basic Knots, Fishing Knots, Sailing Knots, Climbing Knots, Forty Knots,
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Adult leader awards are also called "Square knots."
Square Knot
Square Knot
Granny Knot
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See also
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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