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Snuggle Hitch36 viewsRATKINSON
Slipped Sheet Bend26 viewsRATKINSON
Sheetbend31 viewsUsed to join two ropes together, which may be of unequal thickness. RATKINSON
Sheepshank39 viewsUsed to temporarily shorten a rope, or isolate a weak portion of rope.RATKINSON
Seizing Bend45 viewsRATKINSON
Sailor's Whipping64 viewsRATKINSON
Sailor's Hitch38 viewsDraws up without working to form a strong, secure hitch that will not jam. It may be used as a way to tie a smaller rope to a very large rope. (The smaller rope should pull left when tied as shown here.) Push a bight through the final tuck to form a Slipped Sailor's Hitch.RATKINSON
Rolling Hitch103 viewsRATKINSON
Ring Knot49 viewsThis is one of the best bends a beginner could tie. It is very easy to remember, easy to tie and quite handsome. The ring knot is a bit hard to untie and is a bit bulky, but otherwise a very respectable knot. To tie: Follow the diagrams, which will create two overhand knots interlocked.RATKINSON
Reef Knot49 viewsRATKINSON
Zig Zag Braid59 viewsRATKINSON
Zepplin Bend54 viewsRATKINSON
Turks Head Knot123 viewsRATKINSON
Timber Hitch45 viewsUsed to attach a rope to a log for dragging.
Tautline Hitch55 viewsUsed as a hitch, which may be drawn up away from what it is looped around to tighten a line.
Tautline Hitch51 viewsUsed as a hitch, which may be drawn up away from what it is looped around to tighten a line.RATKINSON
Tautline Hitch61 viewsUsed as a hitch, which may be drawn up away from what it is looped around to tighten a line.
Since it will only slide one way, the Taut-line hitch is often used on tent ropes. The taut-line hitch will hold firmly on a smooth pole such as a scout stave. Place rope end around pole, make a turn below it, then bring rope up across the standing part around the pole and tuck through.

Tarbuck Knot62 viewsRATKINSON
Surgeon's Knot54 viewsRATKINSON
Square Reef Knot3526 viewsUsed to bind a package or bundle. RATKINSON
133 viewspydavies
444 viewsThe diamond knot (or knife lanyard knot) is used as a decoration and joining knot in a cord with a loop such as a Whistle lanyard. This knot is well known to Scout Leaders who have taken a woodbadge course as it is traditionally tied in the beaded thong given to acknowledge the training received.

81 viewsThe cow hitch is often used to connect loop-ended lanyards to handheld electronic equipment, since it can be tied without access to the ends of the fastening loop.

The pile hitch is a kind of hitch, which is a knot used for attaching rope to a pole or other structure
133 viewsDecorative knot that can be used for tying small knots for clothingpydavies
2476 viewsThe Carrick mat is a knot. When woven flat it can be used as a mat or pad - as a hot pad, e.g. The same knot tied the same way, but allowed to form a cylinder around the central opening instead of laying flat, can be used to make a woggle. The carrick mat is one of the easiest to master of the Turks head knots (3 lead x 4 bight).

78 viewsIn fishing, a bumper knot (also known as a bait loop or egg loop) can be used to secure soft or loose bait to a hook.

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4188 viewsThe Barrel Hitch or "Barrel Sling", named for its use in hoisting cargo aboard ships, is a simple yet effective way to suspend an object while keeping it vertical. It works by forming a "sling" around the object, which supports it from either side and underneathpydavies
2974 viewsThe reef knot or square knot is a common and simple binding knotpydavies
141 viewsShoelaces can be tied with almost any type of knot. The most common bow, however, is a variant on two half knots tied one on top of the other. The second half-knot is looped in order to allow for quick untying.

It's important that the two half knots be performed with opposite orientation in order to produce a reliable knot. A right-over-left half knot followed by a left-over-right half knot (or vice versa) forms a square or reef knot, a fairly effective knot for the purpose of tying shoelaces. However, t
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