How to Tie a Fisherman's Knot





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Published on Sep 19, 2008

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Also known as the True Lover's Knot, the Fisherman's Knot creates two identical knots with one line. Ironically, it's not an incredibly strong knot...

Step 1: Grab ends
Grab a hold of both ends of the rope. The end in your left hand is end B, and the end in your right hand is end A.

Step 2: Cross ends
Cross end B in front of end A so that the end B is behind the loop and pointing down.

Step 3: Pull end B through loop
Pull end B up through the loop and to the left, thus creating a small loop on top of the larger loop below.

Step 4: Pull end B through small loop
Pull end B through the small loop from back to front with your right hand.

Step 5: Tighten knot
Tighten the knot by pulling end B with your right hand, while holding the part of the large loop next to end A in your left hand. You should now have a knot on the top of your large loop, and end A should be able to slide back and forth to make the loop larger or smaller.

Step 6: Pull end A through large loop
Pull end A through the large loop from behind, pull it up, thus creating another small loop on top of the larger loop below.

Step 7: Pull end A through small loop
Pull end A through the small loop from back to front, and pull tightly with your left hand.

Did You Know?
A knot also means "1 nautical mile per hour" — sailors used to throw knotted lines overboard and count how many knots fed out per 30 seconds to measure the speed of their vessels.


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