Single Loop Knots

Spanish Bowline

The Spanish Bowline is a double splayed loop knot that is easy to adjust (before putting on a load) due to the fact that the rope communicates between the two loops. However, unless this knot is set very tightly, it is possible that the rope will slip when you have put it to use, which could be disastrous. When tied and set properly, it is an excellent utility knot.

Step #1

Make two loops.

Spanish Bowline - Step 1


Step #2

Put a half twist in each loop, turning the outside of each loop to the middle.

Spanish Bowline - Step 2

Step #3

Take the left-twisted loop and insert it through the right-twisted loop.

Spanish Bowline - Step 3

Step #4

Take the material from the bottom of the twisted loops and pull up bights through the top of the twisted loops.

Spanish Bowline - Step 4

Finished Spanish Bowline - Front View

Pull on the standing line to dress the knot. Pull on all parts to set the knot.

Finished Spanish Bowline

Finished Spanish Bowline - Rear View

Pull on the standing line to dress the knot. Pull on all parts to set the knot.

Finished Spanish Bowline


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