Single Loop Knots

Bowline on a Bight

The Bowline on a Bight is good parallel loop knot to use when you need hand loops to tug on the rope to get it unstuck from a vine-choked branch. It is easy to tie and does not readily jam, so it is usually easy to untie after applying a load.

Step #1

Start with a bight of rope.

Bowline on a Bight - Step 1


Step #2

Form a loop by bringing the end over the standing part.

Bowline on a Bight - Step 2

Step #3

Insert the end of the bight through the loop.

Bowline on a Bight - Step 3

Step #4

Grasp the end of the bight and bring it toward you and down across the bottom of the loop.

Bowline on a Bight - Step 4

Step #5

With your hand still on the end of the bight, drag it beneath all the material that makes up the loop so that it ends up behind the standing part.

Bowline on a Bight - Step 5

Finished Bowline on a Bight - Front View

Pull on the lower loop to pull the end of the bight snug against the original loop. Pull on the standing part to set the knot

Finished Bowline on a Bight

Finished Bowline on a Bight - Rear View

Pull on the lower loop to pull the end of the bight snug against the original loop. Pull on the standing part to set the knot

Finished Bowline on a Bight


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