|s/y Nine of Cups
|Trivia: On a boat, you never refer to tying a
knot…the correct terminology is “making fast”.
|A rope becomes a line when it is cut.
|Ashley's Book of Knots is really an
encyclopedia with over 3,900 knots and
over 7,000 drawings and illustrations.
There are all the practical knots, but
there are some for tricks and puzzles,
some for setting up circus tents, some for
fly-tying and even one for attaching a
saddle to your camel!
|Bowline in a bight
for adding a loop to the middle of a
for temporary seizing or whipping
like a bowline in a bight, it is used for
adding a loop in the middle of a line.
for joining two similarly sized lines
|Double sheet bend
for joining two different sized lines
for attaching one line to another
a decorative knot
|While first thinking about knots, it’s
hard to comprehend how there
could be so many. But just think of
all the knots you're already familiar
with already from Granny knots to
tying shoelaces, to bowties to a
hangman’s noose, to surgeon’s