The sheet bend is very similar to the square knot,
granny knot, thief knot, and particularly the bowline. In fact, the sheet
bend can be tied using the One Handed Twist
Method which is also used to tie the bowline. The sheet bend is very
fast to tie and when slipped, is one of the easiest bends to work with.
It is also useful when joining two ropes of different diameters.
Form a bight (with the larger diameter rope).
Insert the second rope under and then over the end
of the first rope.
Take the end of the second rope and bring it under
Bring the end over the bight, putting it under its
own standing part.
Finished Sheet Bend
Pull on both standing parts to set the knot.
Double Sheet Bend
A double sheet bend is a more secure knot and can
be tied by adding another wrap around the bight (that is, repeating steps
3 through 4).
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