Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.

Follow animatedknots on Twitter
Windows-IconAndroind-IconApple-IconThe Best Knots Apps:

Knot List: Slip Knot ‐ Step-by-Step

 Icon Home Page Essential Knots References Which Rope Thanks Grog Story

Knots by Name Terminology Safety Rope Properties About Contact Knot Store
Slip Knot, Showing Name
Slip Knot, Step-by-Step Animation
 

Speed Control Loop Control Use Arrow Keys Hor-Flip Vert-Flip


Slip Knot Tying

Form a loop in the end of the rope. Prepare a bight in the short end. Tuck the bight through the loop and tighten. The knot can be used as temporary stopper knot.
Compare  Noose  Slip Knot View Video Below

Slip Knot Details

Uses: The slip knot (ABOK # 529, p 87) is identical in structure to the Noose Knot except that the bight to be inserted is formed from the short end – not the long. It is one of the most frequently tied knots - being used in knitting as the first loop when casting on – where it is called a slip knot but frequently tied as a noose. It can be used as a temporary stopper knot - as shown in the animation.

Confusion: Some writers apply the term "Slip Knot" to other knots - where any loop slides along the standing end. However, such knots also have well known other names, e.g., Bowline on a Bight and various fishing knots that can be slid to tighten. Moreover, such knots do NOT function as Slip Knots. Because they tighten under load, they actually function as nooses. For this reason, the generic misuse of the name Slip Knots is deplored. On this website Slip Knot is reserved for this one knot.

Slipped Knots: Many knots can be completed with a bight instead of the end. A knot tied this way is described as slipped, e.g., a Slipped Rolling Hitch. Slipped Buntline Hitch, Slipped Half Hitch. Theoretically, the knot can then be quickly untied by pulling on the free end to release the bight. In practice, this depends on how much load has reached the bight. With some tightly loaded knots, e.g., a Buntline Hitch, it can be difficult to release and almost impossible to pull the final curve of the bight itself out of the tightened turn.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

Copyright
© 2007 - 2018
All Rights Reserved
Grog LLC

Switch to:
Mobile
Version

Copyright and
Privacy Policy


V. 8.2. 8/8/18
Passport Studio

Half Price Offer

Rope Chafe Wear Pads
Adhesive Stainless Steel
Prevent Fiberglass Chafe. WearPad Order Wear Pads