In this installment of Know A Knot we’re going to talk about a knot that kicked my butt for a long time. It’s a middle-of-the-line loop called the directional figure eight.
Know a Knot! The Retrace Figure 8
In this installment of Know-a-Knot we are going to build on a knot we already know: the Figure Eight Loop. The Figure Eight has many variations, and this isn’t the last version of the Figure Eight that I will show you. This week is kind of special because we are actually going to learn two knots: the Figure of Eight, and the Retrace Figure Eight.
Know a Knot! The Bowline
So far in the Know a Knot! series we have covered one anchoring knot, one joining knot, and one middle-of-the-line knot. Today we are going to cover one of the most important knots you can know: the bowline.
Know a Knot! The Double Fisherman’s Bend
Welcome back to Know a Knot! The last joining knot we covered was the double sheet bend. Today we’re going to cover another joining knot: the double fisherman’s bend.
Know A Knot! The Alpine Butterfly
So far in the Know a Knot! series we have covered one anchoring knot and one joining knot. Today we we are going to cover our first middle-of-the-line knot, the Alpine Butterfly.
Know a Knot! The Double Sheet Bend
Welcome back to Know a Knot! This week I’m going to show you guys one of my favorite knots: the double sheet bend.
Know a Knot! Figure-8 Loop
Welcome to the first article in my “Know a Knot” series! There’s little that tells me more about a man that his ability to tie a knot, or not. Knowing how to tie a knot or two means you’ve taken the time to learn how to tie a knot, when it is useful, and when it isn’t. If you’re stuck at home, learn to tie a few knots over the next few weeks. This knowledge will serve you well (to steal Jack Spirko’s line) if times get tough, or even if they don’t. Today we’ll start with a very important knot: the Figure-8 loop.