Single Loop Knots

Butterfly Knot

The Butterfly knot is good to use when you need an attachment loop in the bight of a loaded rope, because the ends lead out of the knot perpendicular to the loop.

 

Step #1

Start with a bight of rope.

Butterfly Knot - Step 1

Step #2

Twist the rope twice; that is, one full turn.

Butterfly Knot - Step 2

Step #3

Grasp the top of the bight and fold it down toward the ends.

Butterfly Knot - Step 3

Step #4

With your hand still on the top of the bight, pull it underneath and through the the "hole" that was just formed.

Butterfly Knot - Step 4

Finished Butterfly Knot - Front View

Dress and set the knot.

Finished Butterfly Knot

Finished Butterfly Knot - Rear View

Dress and set the knot.

Finished Butterfly Knot


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