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Used to tension a rope, e.g., a tent ridge line or a guy line.
Adjustable Sling: push end through appropriate loop.
Join different types or thickness of fishing line.
Reliable bend used to join two ropes of roughly similar size.
Secure loop in the middle of a length of rope.
Excellent knot to attach an anchor line to an anchor.
Used to attach the fishing line to the arbor or spool center.
Joins two ropes using interlocking overhand knots.
Makes reliable bulky stopper knot in the end of a rope.
Strong loop for double-line leader and loop-to-loop join.
Secures end of twisted rope: Crown knot & tuck the ends.
Secure method to lift barrels, buckets and other containers.
A webbing loop thrown over a branch provides an anchor.
Joins ends of tubular webbing - finished with overhand knot.
Strong double-line leader and for loop-to-loop connections.
Slide and grip knot used for ascent and descent.
One of the best knots for joining two lines of similar size.
Attach rope to spar for right-angle strain or parallel strain.
Creates carrying handle for a bottle that has a narrow neck
Provides the wearer with formality and elegance.
Reasonably secure loop in a rope's end - and easy to undo.
Bowline relative, but a double loop in the middle of a rope.
Create a secure, locked eye splice in a hollow braid rope.
Demonstration of the Brummel Eye Splice Structure
Secure hitch originally used to join buntlines to square sails.
Rapidly tied knot to prepare meat for roasting or salting.
Secure rope join, readily untied even after a heavy load.
Provides the basic design for a small circular mat
Makes a pleasing rope mat with a rectangular shape.
Decorative chain — shortens line and and prevents tangling.
Securely attaches three-strand rope to anchor chain
Attaches rope to cleat. Often used for Dock Lines.
Attaches rope to cleat - used for halyards, clotheslines, etc.
Simple (weak) hitch to attach a rope to a pole or ring
Temporary hold, e.g., stage scenery or mooring buoy
Neat knot for lanyards, e.g., military shoulder lanyards.
Method of coiling rope when one end is attached.
Secure and neat rope storage, minimizes tangles and twists.
Classic, simple whipping, can be tied without a needle.
Surgical ligature used to secure duct or blood vessel.
Surgical ligature tied at the end of duct or blood vessel.
Surgical constrictor using the Howard technique.
Surgical Constrictor using clamp to retrieve suture end.
Tie the Constrictor knot using the folding method.
Tie the Constrictor knot using the rope end method.
Tie the Constrictor knot using the twisting method.
Temporary hitch for a light load or animal.
Starts a Back Splice; part of several decorative knots.
Decorative lanyard made using a series of Crown knots.
An elegant way to bunch curtain material together.
Easy and fast tying knot for attaching a hook or fly.
Slide and Grip knot: takes strain in only one direction.
Creates two secure loops in the middle of a piece of rope.
Secure, and fast tying knot for attaching a hook or fly.
Creates an easy to remember end-of-rope loop
Securely joins two ropes of similar size.
A secure stopper knot which cannot be untied.
Makes a reliable, moderately large, stopper knot.
Simple knot used to tie a hook or fly to a leader.
Creates a large loop in the middle of a line.
Attaches hook to leader and provides a hold for bait.
Stopper knot suitable for slippery rope like Dyneema
Secure loop in the end of 3 or 4-strand rope.
Makes secure loop in the middle of a piece of rope.
Quick method of rigging an adjustable tent ridge line.
Securely joins braided line to leader
Component of rope halter or hackamore (horse headgear).
Secure, simple method for joining two ropes.
Mid rope loop to take strain in one direction only.
Stable double loop in the middle of a piece of rope.
Arranges a rope neatly for fast and safe use.
Links to closed ring using rethreading technique
Non-binding, quick and convenient stopper knot.
Makes a secure loop using a rope bight
Joins two climbing ropes with one simple Overhand knot
A neat and attractive way to temporarily stow a rope's end.
Creates a flat four-stranded decorative braid.
A decorative solid braid that can also be used for hair.
Quick, convenient, but slightly asymmetrical, necktie.
A neat symmetrical braid useful for decoration.
Uses a webbing loop sling to attach item to harness.
Makes a very useful, small, secure hitch knot
Makes an adjustable splice for multi-strand rope.
Creates a rope loop using hollow-braid rope.
Used to tie rope around an object and back to itself.
Simple binding knot: first step of the Square (Reef) Knot.
Creates a symmetrical and moderately bulky knot.
Quick-release knot commonly used to secure a horse
Compact knot to join halyard to a shackle at top of a sail.
Can be used as a rescue chair or animal restraint
Seat for emergency use made from webbing strap.
Weights end of a rope to make it carry further when thrown.
Quick-release knot supposedly used by highwaymen.
The essential component of a Lariat used as a Lasso.
Joins two ropes together of roughly the same size.
Very secure slide and grip knot that may grip on tapered pole.
Attaches a fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel.
Slide and Grip knot that takes strain in only one direction.
Often used as a decorative component of a Knife Lanyard.
Secures diagonal braces to hold a structure rigid.
Securely binds two poles together to make an end join.
Joins two poles with other ends apart as shear legs.
Binds two poles together at a 90-degree angle.
Joins three poles to one another for use as a tripod.
Surgical Double-Throw knot tied using an instrument
Surgical Double-Throw knot tied using one hand.
Surgical Double-Throw knot tied using two hands.
Simple strong way to secure a tow line to a bollard
Hollow Braid Eye Splice with end threaded up rope center.
Excellent quick-release knot to secure a cow to a fence.
A stick or spike is used to make a knot in the rope .
Pleasing, quickly-made mat based on the Masthead Knot
McDonald's quick Brummel splice for hollow braid rope.
An adjustable loop tied using a Rolling Hitch
Secures neck of a sack or bundle of items.
Makes neat ball on a rope's end when throwing it.
Quick-release knot to hold a boat temporarily to a dock.
Slide and Grip Knot to control rappelling (abseiling).
Used to join two lines of different diameters.
Creates a very strong fixed loop in the end of a line.
Creates a loop that tightens when pulled.
Makes a mat based on many crossings of Overhand Knots.
Allows the Bowline to be tied using one hand.
Strong, small, light & reliable knot to attach a hook to a line.
The simplest of the Single-Strand Stopper Knots
Knots to use to tie a package securely.
Simple knot to attach a line to a hook, or a fly to a tippet.
Small loop in end of a leader aligns with the standing end.
Easy attachment to a mooring pole or to make rope fence.
Makes a very secure loop in the end of a piece of rope
Produces a moderately large and symmetrical knot.
Symmetrical 3-turn slide and grip (friction) knot.
Adjustable sling system based on Prusik loops.
Arborist's method of pulling one rope aloft using another.
Allows a load to be transferred from one rope to another
A non-slip loop knot usually tied directly to the lure.
Takes a mooring line's load during transfer to the Bitts
Effective rapid-release knot used to tie a horse to a ring.
Popular slide and grip knot, may fail with modern ropes.
Excellent way of securing a rope to a post or ring.
Bowline encircles the standing end to create a noose.
Secure method to prevent rope ends from fraying.
Attaches a hook to a line; retains line strength very well.
Unreliable knot used to shorten a length of rope.
Joins two ropes of unequal, or similar, size
Binding slip knot commonly used to secure laced shoes
Quick and conveniently tie a bow to secure shoe laces.
Uses two Surgeon's Half Knots to form Shoelace bow.
Makes a secure join between two pieces of stranded rope.
Quick-release hitch. May be tied in cold weather with gloves.
Demonstrates three-stranded braiding using a single rope.
Creates a Prusik Loop with an adjustable length eye.
Excellent for joining lines of different diameter or material.
Simple loop in rope's end - loosens when tail end is pulled.
Allows the leader, or tippet, to be directly tied to a baited hook.
Neat method of creating a soft shackle in hollow-braid rope.
Edwards style shackle made out of hollow-braid rope.
Stronger soft shackle made out of hollow-braid rope.
Creates two loops for tying around legs in an emergency
Simple way to join two ropes made up of two Half Knots.
Intermediate size stopper using one more turn than the figure 8.
Loop that uses the Button Knot for the Stronger Rope Shackle
Moderately reliable to secure a bag or a fraying rope's end.
Secure method to control the descent of a heavy load.
Reliable way to join two lines of moderately unequal size.
End of line loop often used to make a loop-to-loop connection
Allows knot to be slid down into the wound and then tightened.
Shows a simple Square Knot being tied with forceps.
Standard One-Handed knot used by surgeons.
Standard Two-Handed knot used by surgeons.
Simple wrapping hitch used in rescue work or rappelling.
A three strand braid, the version usually used to braid hair.
Simple braid but not the version usually used for braiding hair.
Simple knot commonly used for towing a log.
Shows how to tie knots to support a swing.
Strong and reliable knot to join monofilament line to hooks.
Valuable knot usually used for securing loads or tarpaulins.
Quick-release method of securing a load or tarpaulin.
Quick-release hitch; released by a pull on the free tail.
Creates a decorative braid around a pole or scarf.
Used to secure an animal or an item to a ring, bar or pole.
A two-strand crown knot; prevents tension on terminals.
Used for Snelling, creating loops and end-to-end joins
Creates neat compact ball at end of three-strand rope.
Component of other decorative knots or a small Stopper Knot.
A Bowline with an additional turn for greater security.
Joins two pieces of webbing strapping by re-threading.
Simple whipping to prevent end of rope from fraying.
Creates a lightweight adjustable rope sling,
Produces a bulky, symmetrical, Necktie Knot.
Joins two ropes and avoids the risk of jamming.