Double Loop Knots

"A Rigid Double Splayed Loop in the Bight"

This knot is touted by Ashley as being "one of the firmest of the Double Loops since the two loops do not directly communicate with each other" (ABoK, p. 200). It seems to me that the loops still indirectly communicate, and I use that for initial adjustment. When the knot is properly set, it would be nearly impossible to get the rope to move between the loops.


Step #1

To start this knot, begin with a butterfly knot, but leave it loose as shown instead of drawing it up tight.

Splayed Loop - Step 1

Step #2

Take the material from the lower two loops and pull bights through the upper loop.

Splayed Loop - Step 2

Step #3

Grasp the the top of the loop you just poked the bights through and bring it toward you and down so that it rests across the standing lines.

Splayed Loop - Step 3

Finished "Rigid Double Splayed Loop in a Bight" Front View

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

Finished Splayed Loop

 

Finished "Rigid Double Splayed Loop in a Bight" - Rear View

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

Finished Splayed Loop


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