Last night we started learning some basic knots and braiding. We will continue next week. Till then practice so we can pick up where we left off. Below are pictures from a class that was put on by Brandon Koch, one of my instructors. Also there will links to Terry Barney, my mentor and instructor who I will teach most of my classes from. He has made many videos to demonstrate what we learned in class.
The knots that will be covered are:
1) Figure 8 on a bight
2) Sheet bend
3) Two half Hitches
4) Tautline Hitch
5) Canadian Jam Knot
First knot, Figure 8 on a bight: (Bight meaning a loop)
First grasp the rope in your left hand:
Then take your right and grab the other end
Wrap that end around the length of the rope
Then feed the loop up thru the hole you created
Second Knot, Sheetbend
First make a bight in the larger rope
Then run the smaller rope under and up thru the larger
Then under both sections of the larger rope
And back under itself
Third Knot, Two Half Hitches
Start by looping around object you are tying off to
Then go over the top of the line and under and thru
Then back under the line
And over the top and thru the loop you just formed
Then pulling tight
Fourth Knot, Tautline Hitch
Start my looping around object
Making sure to have quite a length on the working end, start to make your loops
Go around twice
Then going parallel to the rope, go back under the opposite direction and thru, pulling tight
Fifth knot, Canadian Jam
First make an overhand knot.
Then make a second knot under it but don’t pull tight yet.
Next take your running end and pass it though the open knot making sure to be right next to it and not on the opposite side of the knot.
Now when you tighten this around an object the two knots will jam against each other