The Double Knot

And It's Applications

The single-strand Double knot is just an extension of the Simple knot. Being considerable bigger than the Simple knot though, it is an ideal terminator for a Slip knot...

That is, the Double knot will not allow the end of the line to pull through the turns of the Slip knot, once pulled up tight against the turns.

The single-strand Double knot.Single-strand Double knot
The single-strand Double knot.Single-strand Double knot

 


 

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Double Knot

Double Knot - step 11. Around and over
Double Knot - step 22. Around the back and through
Double Knot - step 33. Around and through again
Double Knot - step 44. Pull tight

Another possible use is to prevent a Prusik knot from pulling through, since they do tend to work through a bit after being locked and unlocked numerous times. So far, I haven't had any trouble just using a Simple knot as the terminator - but you could use the Double just for peace of mind!


 



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